Infectious Love

In 2014, Kent Brantley, doctor and Christian missionary with Samaritan’s Purse, contracted the Ebola virus while treating sick patients in the midst of the epidemic outbreak in Liberia. Amazingly, using highly experimental treatment, he recovered. He writes, “…I was isolated for three days before my diagnosis came back, and so during that time, I was […]

Love Gone Viral

The outbreak of the coronavirus in Hubei in China has “rattled the cage” of ordered, secure, day-to-day routines around the world, and especially in the West. Hubei itself is paralysed. Visitors can’t return to their home countries and to their regular lives, or work – or, if so, then only to go into quarantine. Ships […]

A Testing Time

Recently I had a blood test to monitor my hyperlipidaemia – it’s not infectious! The reporter suggested that I take a Glucose Tolerance test. After fasting overnight I prepared for a two hour wait at a clinic. As I handed the nurse my Pathology request form, I enquired whether my GP had written ‘overnight’ or […]

The Beatitudes

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and he began to teach them.He said: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they will […]

God’s Own Country

Aboriginal Australians have an understanding that they are attached to the land and are a part of it. This is a Biblical truth. We are dust, dirt – the land – that God gathered together and formed into human beings, then breathed His life-giving Spirit into, and we became the living men, women and children […]

A Raging Fire That Many Waters Cannot Put Out

We have continued to be shocked at the raging ferocity of the fire storms that have been devastating the Australian landscape, causing untold harm to people and property. The family home of KI UCA Pastor, Louise Davis, was destroyed; friends of our congregation members have tragically died. Song of Songs 8:6-7 speaks of a “raging […]

Embrace your Saviour

Simeon (Luke 2:22-40) was an old man, described as being ‘just and devout’ and in tune with God. Simeon had been assured by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Christ. When the baby Jesus was presented by Mary and Joseph to the priests in the temple, according […]

New Year

NEW YEAR Welcome to 2020. Do you view this year as ‘just another year’ or do you believe the past years are stepping stones in our lives that help us grow spiritually? Certainly, it is important for us to learn from our past and to incorporate the wisdom we have obtained to help us in […]

Reflections for the New Year

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. […]

Great Joy!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause […]