“Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command.” 1 Chron 12:32.
What an obscure verse, and yet how insightful. In its historical context, times were difficult. Saul’s dynasty was crumbing. King David’s was beginning. Israel was in a civil war as well as an international one. In the confusion there were some noble men who made a difference. They were descendants of Issachar. Out of millions they were only a few, but they were able discern the day, and most importantly acted wisely.
This Saturday is an important meeting for HBC. From 9-11 am we’re going to discuss how we’re allocating our funds, facilities and folks (how’s that for an alliteration?) in our overall ministry here. We’re finishing up with our current strategic plan – a few yet-to-be completed initiatives need to be addressed. But what is the future for HBC? What goals do you envision for our church to take? How can such dreams be implemented with the resources available to us?
Please sign up on the bulletin board. We want to have ample space for those attending. Muffins, juice and coffee will be available to get the thinking process going. I hope you will be able to join us. Men and women of Issachar are needed today.