Thursday, December 28, 2006

Go into the world

Patience was the keyword in 2006
When looking back at 2006 all we can say is that is has been a very productive year. Although is hasn't always been easy, we definitely learned faithfulness, endurance and patience while working on our assignment. Getting established in the publishing world isn't easy. Being taken seriously in the Christian world is even harder but the Lord surely blessed the work of our hands! We are looking forward to an exiting year 2007 in which the fruit of our labor will continue to grow!
The publishing of the first two books in the Ten Commandments Series was the biggest event of 2006. A miracle in itself, since not many authors have two books published in one year. Thanks to the internet these books are available worldwide through various booksellers. We saw the books come up in China, Japan, Finland and many more countries. But that is not all, the first audiobook is on her way! I just finished reading and recording Sacred Sabbath and Tate Out Loud will be doing the editing and marketing. Soon this product will be available for worldwide sale too.
Trying to make full use of the internet we also created this informative blog. It is a simple and inexpensive way of informing readers everywhere about the book series and related events. What a privilege to be working, living and traveling on two continents! What a privilege to be a messenger of the Good News!

Monday, December 25, 2006

The Word of Life

Christmas MeditationBefore the world was created, the Word already existed; He was with God, and He was the same as God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. Through Him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without Him. The Word was the source of life and this life brought light to mankind. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out. (John 1:1-5)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

About the Christmas buzz

Was the promise of peace on earth a marketing mistake?
Believe it or not; if you are celebrating Christmas this week you are doing so in remembrance of the birth of Jesus, the Son of the living God. His arrival on earth changed the world forever, which is the reason we still celeberate this more than 2000 years later. Jesus came to earth for a reason, not just as a display of divine power but as a messenger of peace. God set it up a certain way, which the bible explains in Colossians 1:20

Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to Himself. God made peace through His Son's death on the cross and so brought back to Himself all things, both on earth and in heaven.
Wow, it was through Jesus that the whole universe came back to God, all things, both on earth and in heaven. That was God's way of making peace. Not a written statement, not a treaty, not a peace plan, but the miraculous birth of His Son among people. God desires reconciliation, He desires a spiritual relationship with every human being. That is why He has put a void in every one of us, a void that can never be filled with human love alone. No relationship will ever be sufficient, no human relationship will ever be perfect. If human relationships were perfect, no one would ever come to Him! No one would ever feel the need for Him!
Sin seperated us from God ever since Adam and Eve, but somehow God decided to bring the whole universe back to Himself! The peace we sing about each Christmas therefore is not the absense of war, but the coming together of God and men by means of Jesus. Do you merely celebrate or do you truly believe this?

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

God's love towards mankind

About spiritual connection
In my newest book Respectfully Yours I speak about relationships, spiritual and natural ones. One of the most amazing features of Christianity is God's love towards mankind. God, the Divine Ruler and Creator of the universe, wants a personal relationship with every human being. I used to believe such an idea was a crazy brainwave from people who had no friends. Now I know it is true. I discovered that the spiritual relationship with our Creator is there before we are even born; it comes with the package so to speak. We are related to Christ without realizing it. I learned this from John 1:3

Through Him [that is Jesus] God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without Him.
Wow, those words had me thinking for a while. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is there, before we are even born, whether we like it or not. It is up to us if we believe and accept that. I know now why every human being is in some way or another in search for the so called 'meaning of life'. All we try to do is figure out the connection that is already there. Ironically, during that search most of us run away from the source of life instead of running towards it. I have done it in the past and I still see many people do so today. I am glad Jesus said once, seek and you will find! Now, that is a very comforting promise.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Real Thing

A promise of long life and well-being
According to the bible, being children of a heavenly Father has a great advantage; we will actually live forever. God's love for us is extremely vast, so vast He wants us to have an everlasting life! Probably the most famous scripture about God's love for His children is found in John 3:16

For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.
Being children of earthly parents is a different story, sometimes we can't wait to get out of each other's sight. Human love is not as pure as God's love. Often we fail, we hurt and disappoint each other, sometimes even without knowing it. Is it possible to love other people the way God loves us? God promises us everlasting life in return for our faith in Jesus. He also promises a long life and well-being right here on earth in return for obedience and respect towards our parents. His blessing for our life on this earth therefore is a picture, a taste of the real thing!