Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Monday, 20 July 2009


I'm often requested by one of the children. They want help, often for things that are not my favourite things to be doing. Today, George wanted his bottom wiped. He called out, "Sam, Sam, Sam, Sam," until, I heard him, all the way from upstairs, where I was having my break. I reminded George that I needed to have my cup of tea, and that he could do the job himself, he could get one of the other teachers to do it, or he could wait until I came back down stairs. George looked at me and said, "I want to wait for you Sam."

And that made me think. Am I willing to wait for God? I mean, I want a whole lot of things from God. Some of them are even pretty important. :P But seriously, when I want stuff, am I willing to wait? Not for the thing itself, but for the giver? Am I willing to wait until God gives it to me? Or am I determined to get what I want as fast as possible, even if I have to do the job myself or get it done by someone who doesn't care, who doesn't have that relationship with me?

Am I willing to wait for God?

From Matthew Henry

Regarding Genesis 1:14-19
How ungrateful and inexcusable are we, if, when God has set up these lights for us to work by, we sleep, or play, or trifle away the time of business, and neglect the great work we were sent into the world about!...

Those are most valuable that are most serviceable, and those are the greater lights, not that have the best gifts, but that humbly and faithfully do the most good with them... The best and most honourable way of ruling is by giving light and doing good: those command respect that live a useful life, and so shine as lights.