He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. (Psalm 107:29-30)
This is the verse that provided us with the name for our church fifteen years ago. A harbor is a place of refuge where boats can take shelter from the stormy seas. A harbor is also a place of redemption where boats can be restored and made new. But a harbor isn’t just a place for boats to come and stay. If the boats never leave, then the harbor isn’t fulfilling its purpose. So a harbor is also a place of resurgence, equipping small boats to go out and cross big oceans.
Those three functions of a harbor are also the three main functions of our church as we seek to bless the city where God placed us. Our vision is to be a place of refuge, redemption, and resurgence for Honolulu, the islands, and the world. All because we’ve found a harbor in Christ and his redemptive work on the cross. How have you found refuge and redemption in Christ? How has he equipped you to go back out into the stormy seas and bless the world around you?