“Giving hope today,” it says on the leaflets distributed into our letter boxes this morning. The leaflets inform us also that The Salvation Army is collecting donated goods to share with the community through their Kaitaia store.
Just now they can use quality furniture, towels, cutlery, pots & pans, clothing & household items we no longer need, we are also told.
Reading “Giving Hope Today,” on that flier, made me look up what the Bible says about HOPE.
WHERE DO WE PUT OUR HOPE?
Putting our hope in GOD.
Psalm 42:5 says, “Put your hope in God, …” (PLease read the whole verse.) In Psalm 130:7 we read, “O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, …” First Timothy 6:17 “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth …” First Timothy 4:10 “…, that we have put our hope in the living God, …”
Putting our hope in his WORD.
In Psalm 119:74 the Psalmist says, “…, for I have put my hope in your word.” Also in Psalm 130:5 the Psalmist says, “…, and in his word I put my hope.”
Putting our hope in his UNFAILING LOVE.
Psalm 147:11 “the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
You are probably aware that The Salvation Army is sharing donated goods with the community, but do you also know that The Salvation Army is sharing also the Word of God? ( Romans 10:17 says, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” In Philemon 6 Paul is praying for Philemon that he may be active in sharing his faith.)
The Salvation Army store in KAITAIA is at 100 Commerce Street, right in the middle of town.
This afternoon I read there in big letters not only: ‘CLOTHING HOUSEWARE BOOKS FURNITURE,” but also “CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY 10.30 AM”