Harrisburg First SDA Church

Offering Appeal for March 19, 2022

Updated: March 18, 2022


Psalms 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” 

We worship God with our resources because He is our sure Deliverer. From his anointing when he was around 15 until his old age, King David had a long and perilous journey through many dangers. To name a few: there were the lions and the bears, Goliath—the giant, Saul—the envious king, and Absalom—the overly ambitious son. For keeping him safe, David burst into praises, worshiping God as the Rock, the Fortress, and Deliverer. 

A missionary family in Madagascar has also experienced God’s miraculous protection. One early morning, the family of three, with a nine-month baby, together with some friends, started a 12-hour road trip. By midday, after a good lunch, they proceeded immediately for them not to miss their meeting. Heading West, the sun began to set in front of them. Conversations became sparse, and finally, the only noise was the snoring from the front passenger seat. The driver started feeling sleepy. He slept off several times, but he was determined to reach the destination on time. He sped up. Then, for some few seconds, he blacked out. A branch violently hit the front windscreen. The car was seriously damaged, but miraculously the occupants had only some minor bruises. The baby fell on the small foam mattress that the parents bought the day before. Some few meters where the car stopped, children were playing soccer. They were shocked but not harmed. Later, everyone realized that the vehicle had passed perfectly between two trees. There were ditches on both sides of this road, except where the car left the tarmac. The outcome could have been different without the intervention of the Invisible Driver. 

The God of David and of the missionary family is not less active today. Do you think that “The Deliverer” deserves our full worship? This week, through our tithe and regular offerings we can worship the Great Deliverer. 

Prayer: Lord, we thank You for being our Rock, Fortress, and Deliverer. Help us rest before travel and be alert on the roads. Accept our praises as we honor You with our resources.