Of late, we in GPC have seen the passing of many of our worshippers. Whilst some passed away peacefully, others suffered long. It’s hard to stay unaffected. In reality, we can’t. Whether you were that caregiver or just a passing acquaintance, suffering – experienced or observed - impinges upon our theology. In other words, we often find ourselves asking, where is God in all of this pain? Does He care that I am in such pain? 




PSALM 62:5 - 8 (ESV)
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah




Continuing from last Sunday’s reflection based on an article by a Christian professor Dr Suzuki we will look at the significance of light.*


Dr Suzuki takes us back to our science lesson where we were told in physics classes that light is an electromagnetic wave that does not need a medium to propagate and is capable of traveling in a vacuum. Light is not only a wave, but in certain circumstances it exhibits particle-like behavior, in discrete packages of energy known as photons. Scientists, for lack of a better explanation, talk of the ‘dual nature’ of light: wavelike and particle-like.




For this Sunday’s reflection, I will pick up from the last line of the pastoral reflection by Rev Goh – “During this trying time, may God protect and preserve us for Himself and cause us to overflow with His love and grace as we follow in the footsteps of our Lord as light of the world and as salt of the earth!”




The COVID-19 outbreak took much of the world by surprise - resulting in many countries scrambling to contain the spread and to find a vaccine for it.  Whilst every effort is taken to prevent contraction and infection of this latest virus, there is one virus, which is far more subtle, more insidious and viral than any other disease - one that has infected humanity since the great fall.   




I first learnt this hymn 20 years ago. Hearing and singing it for the first time then, evoked within me a deep sense of gratitude to God for His sacrificial love for me. Written by an English pastor 2 centuries ago, it was originally intended for children, but subsequently was incorporated into the adult hymnal. The words and message are simple and personal. It speaks of a love most wonderful – the love of God in Christ Who willingly endured much pain and suffering in order to win over my love for Him.  I will never be able to repay this redeeming love, for I am weak and sinful and my love faint and poor, and yet He continues to love me so. How I need Him to help me love Him more and more each day, right through eternity when I will see Him face to face.