As a Christ-centered mission, each year COMP
focuses a ministry theme to help guide our work and workers through the year. For the year 2019 the theme is
This thematic principle is emphasized and repeated in the Bible in many places, contexts, and circumstances. We are to keep God at the forefront of who we are, what we do, why we do, when we do, where we do and how we do.
In our commissioned work to a growing number of vulnerable children and families, COMP
is keenly aware that these precious ones need more than we alone can humanly provide. We ask, seek and knock for God’s help. They, as we, need God’s super abounding grace, favor and blessing (2 Corinthians 9:8). Scripture admonishes that keeping
For example, when Jesus was questioned about what the greatest directive in life is, he said,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and
commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
(Matthew 22:38-39, ESV) When we love
, we love children and others better.
Two particular Bible references are illuminating this year’s theme of
“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest…Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD…”
(Psalm 127, ESV)
We can work hard and long, getting up early and staying up late, but God can bring completion and rest that we cannot. God can build and watch over children and families like none other because they’re from God. So, we seek God’s guidance. As a ministry team, we acknowledge that we can be educated, trained, skilled and caring, but there is something the LORD can do that we cannot.
Unless the LORD…
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
The whole chapter six of Matthew carries this principle. The idea is
in giving to the needy, praying, fasting, saving, serving, and living.
We love the children and youth God brings to our care. We love those we minister to and minister with. As such, we want all to benefit the LORD’s super abounding grace, favor and blessing (2 Corinthians 9:8). So, we are humbly reminded that it is important to keep