Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What is the hope for Ogletown?

Today, I came across these verses in my Bible reading from Psalm 33.

The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. (16-17)

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (20-22)

What it reminded me of is that the hope of Ogletown Baptist Church is not the prospects of a new pastor. It is not found in the building that we will soon move into. It is not even in the work of the ministry that is carried on by the people. All those things will play an important part in the future. All of those things I pray will assist in moving the church forward. However, all of those things by themselves could be classified as "false hopes."

BUT, the ultimate hope of OBC is God alone. He is the one we are waiting on (not a building). He is the one who will help us (not a pastor). He is the one who is our shield (not the people). Because we trust in Him, my "heart is glad."

So, let's make God our hope.