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Dec 27th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson



As you reflect upon the past twelve months, consider the way the Lord has guided your steps and how He has more than ministered to your daily needs. Let there be an attitude of thanksgiving and at the same time the inspiration of faith for the future in Him and His promises. He who has not failed to be with and stand by you  will always be hand to negotiate the days and circumstances ahead. After all, He knows exactly what awaits and is always in the best and able to position to work on your behalf. He who has seen His people through the ages is the same One that is alongside ensuring all will be well. There is much in the world and society to cause the alarm bells to ring but they will not disturb you because your hand is the hand in who holds the universe in His hand, too.


Blessed Lord in Thee is Refuge

I must confess, this spiritual song is one of my favourites and has been a means of untold strength and blessing over 70 years. The last  few lines have been sung oft by me when in trying circumstances and have brought me through – “O for faith that changes fighting  Into vict’ry’s ringing cheer”. One has proved it to be true. Battles have to be faced, fought and won and faith in God through His Word is a conquering force!

Author –  In the early 1880’s, Herbert Booth was active in Salvation Army work in France, and wrote some of his early songs in French. He developed “The Salvation Soldier’s Song Book” in 1897. Well-educated, he had attended Allesley Park College, Coventry, and the Congregational Institute, Nottingham. In 1883, Herbert helped found the Salvation Army’s Music Department at Clapton. He directed various aspects of Salvation Army work in England, Canada and Australia, and around 1902 went on extensive lecture tours in the U.S., South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Little known is the fact that in Australia, he wrote scripts and directed films along with Joseph Perry, as part of the Army’s ;Limelight Department’  there. The Salvation Army was – and is – always glad to find new means of telling people how Jesus can affect their lives.

1/. Blessed Lord, in thee is refuge, Safety for my trembling soul: Pow’r to lift my head when drooping ‘Midst the angry billow’s roll. I will trust thee, I will trust thee, I will trust thee,  All my life thou shalt control.

2/. In the past, too, unbelieving, ‘Midst the tempest I have been, And my heart has slowly trusted
What my eyes have never seen. Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus,
Teach me on thine arm to lean.

3/. O, for trust that brings the triumph When defeat seems strangely near; O, for faith that changes fighting Into vict’ry’s ringing cheer! Faith triumphant, Faith triumphant, Faith triumphant,
Knowing not defeat or fear.

4/. Faith triumphant blessed victory! Every barrier swept away. Heaven descending, joy and fullness,
Dawn of everlasting day Jesus only, Jesus only, Jesus only,
Him to love and Him obey; Him to love and Him obey.


Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. H. Jackson Brown, Jr


BOUNDLESS PROVISION – 2 Kings 4: 38-44

The young prophets needed to realise the immense ability of God to deal with great emergencies. Who better to learn it from than Elisha. He was a man that absolutely believed to see the miraculous take place and was not disappointed. The protégés were able to observe first hand what it meant to have the anointing and touch of God. This divine leader had a capacity and ministry from God to deal with any immediate problem no matter how difficult it appeared to be. He rose to any challenge and saw God perform outstandingly.

On two occasions he demonstrated God’s grace and power. Poison had been introduced into the pot through the putting in of wild gourds. It was unfit for consumption. But Elisha had the answer and a miracle occurred in the negating of the harmful poison. So the food was not wasted in the time of famine. Further, he made a little go a long way. The food that was meant for him he gave to the prophets. It was a small amount amongst so many and Gehazi questioned its sufficiency. It was a case of being more than enough as he gave the command and ordered its distribution. It was boundless provision in the hour of need.

There is no need to worry about daily provisions even if crisis should occur. God still loves to perform miracles but He does require people who believe Him and His Word so that such will occur. No matter how desperate the circumstance, He is able to demonstrate His wisdom and power. If you are in great need, why not look to Him alone for the answer and you will know His remarkable intervention? He is still at hand to reveal His immense and infinite capability.