A very warm welcome
to all who pass our doors, in the name of Jesus the Christ. It is by Him that this Reformed Church came into being, it is through Him that it has been sustained for more than 110 years, and it is for Him that it continues to preach His Gospel and show His love in the community.
for November 2015
"The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. "
Former US President Harry Truman had a rule: Any letters written in anger had to sit on his desk for 24 hours before they could be posted. If at the end of that “cooling off” period, he still felt the same sentiments, he would send the letter. By the end of his life, Truman’s unposted letters filled a large desk drawer.
How often in this age of immediate communication would even 24 minutes of wise restraint spare us embarrassment! The apostle James, in his letter, addressed a universal theme in human history when he wrote about the damage an uncontrolled tongue can bring. “No man can tame the tongue,” he wrote. “It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:8).
When we gossip or speak in anger, we find ourselves outside the lines of what God desires. Our tongues, our pens, and even our PC keyboards should more often fall silent with thanks in our hearts for the restraint God shows us. All too often, when we speak we remind everyone of our brokenness as human beings.
When we want to surprise others with the difference Christ makes, we may need to look no further than restraining our tongue. Others cannot help but notice when we honour God with what we say—or don’t say.