Encamped on the desert floor with his people, God's people Israel were fresh from Egyptian bondage and tyranny. Moses then hears from the LORD, but the message is new and strange:
This was to be an offering of the purest materials and with the purest of intentions. They were to bring gold, scarlet thread, acacia wood and the finest oils and spices, but only if it was given from a willing heart.
What made this request so strange was who the LORD was asking. The nation of Israel were very recently emancipated slaves! Their service had been rewarded with hardship, their toil with the whip. There had been no annual bonuses of gold and no overtime pay in fine oils.
Where would a people so poor ever find these materials to bring in response to such a call for offerings? Furthermore, even if a people so poor for so long did have these gifts to bring, how could they bring them willingly, and from the heart, when an uncertain future lay ahead?
What happened next was amazing! The gifts started coming and didn't stop. They just kept coming and coming!
The children of Israel gave willingly from the heart until they had to be restrained from giving because the materials they had brought were more than sufficient for the work.
Before the LORD makes a call, He makes provision.
So it was then, so it is today.
The Kingscliff Seventh-Day Adventist Church is embarking on a giving journey to see our church ministries not only grow and succeed locally, but to impact the global community. Yes, we're thinking big, really BIG. In order to do this, we have set two goals: one, to renovate and extend the church to accommodate membership growth; and two, to prepare the facility for a global media ministry. To achieve these goals we need a united church to Bring It. Bring what? Our resources, skills, labour, enthusiasm, ideas, talents and the following funds to make this happen: