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 October 2015
"I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things"
The discovery of penicillin has revolutionised health care. Prior to the 1940s, bacterial infections were often fatal. Since then, penicillin has saved countless lives by killing harmful bacteria. The man who recognised its potential and developed it for widespread use was Alexander Fleming, himself a Christian. He also won the Nobel Prize in 1945.
However, long before the discovery of penicillin, other silent killers were at work saving lives by destroying bacteria. These silent killers are white blood cells. These hard workers are God’s way of protecting us from disease. No one knows how many invasions they have stopped or how many lives they have saved. They receive little recognition for all the good they do.
The Lord gets similar treatment. He often gets blamed when something goes wrong, but He seldom gets credit for all the things that go right. Every day people get up, get dressed, go to work or school or to the shops, and return safely to their families. No one knows how many times God has protected us from harm. But when there is a tragedy, we ask, “Where was God?”
When I consider all the wonderful things that God does silently on my behalf each day, I see that my list of praises is much longer than my list of petitions.
No wonder the Prophet Isaiah was moved to write: I will praise Your name, O Lord, for You have done wonderful things. Isaiah 25:1