Reflection – Saturday 10 October 2020, by Rev Craig Morrison

God comes to us to rescue us.

Listen to Scripture:

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

*Psalm 46:1* ESV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

*Revelation 3: 20* ESV

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

*Psalm 27: 1* ESV
_Of David_.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

*1 Peter 5: 6-7* ESV

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

*Deuteronomy 31: 8* ESV

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

This is God’s unfailing promise!

Recently, I was in the local mall. I needed to go up some floors to get to my 🏍️ on the parking level.

Two or three other folks stood by waiting for the lift. Eventually, the light flashed and the doors slid open.

I realised that life is like this too. We sometimes wait for something to come.

Richard Rohr quotes Paula Darcy, “God comes to us disguised as our life.”


God comes to us just as a lift in a mall is set to come to us while we’re standing around.

Eugene Peterson once observed that, “a sabbath is a time to watch what God is doing when we’re not doing anything.”

Lockdown has been like this: an opportunity to watch what God is doing while we’re not able to do anything.

Tomorrow, we will once again open up public worship.

Keep on watching what God is doing!
God comes to us in our season of need.

Rev. Craig

Published by St. Columba's Presbyterian Church Hatfield

St Columba's Presbyterian Church in Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa is a Christian Church. Our vision is to be a Christ-centred, bible-believing church that calls all to come and experience the love of Christ, in a welcoming and caring body of believers.

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