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 May 2015
"I am the Good Shepherd."
A few years ago, I was invited to preach at a church on the subject of guidance. In my preparation, I opened my Bible concordance to look up the word guidance, expecting to find a long list of verses promising guidance from God. To my surprise, guidance wasn’t there. Instead, I found the word guide and a number of verses promising that God Himself would be the guide of His people.
This discovery added fresh insight and I was reminded that people who are blind need guide dogs, not guidance dogs! Even if dogs were capable of talking, how unsatisfactory it would be if they were mere bystanders, shouting warnings to the blind from a distance: “Careful now! You’re approaching a hole. Watch out for the curb!” No, these mute but faithful creatures escort their sightless companions every step of the way, being their eyes and steering them safely along precarious pathways.
Some people want God to be like a glorified advice bureau. But when our sight is dim and our way is dark, as it often is, we need more than good advice—we need the Good Shepherd to lead us;
And when He leads us, we get more than just good guidance. Jesus said: I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep (John 10:3,11).