“Your life is God’s gift to you.
What you do with your life is your gift back to God”
Die 11 woorde wat die meeste op sterfbeddens gesê word:
I LOVE YOU. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. I AM SORRY. THANK YOU.
En die 7 woorde wat mense se lewens verander en smag om te hoor:
JAMMER. ASSEBLIEF. REG. MOOI. GOED. HELP. DANKIE
Albei bevat die woord: Dankie
Skriflesings: Gen 1:14; Ps 74:17; Hosea 6:3; Jes 43: 18, 19; 2 Kor 5: 16-19
By ons in Namibië word dit nooit erg koud in die winter nie , maar in die noordelike halfrond weet hulle van koue winters met sneeu en temperature wat tot minus 10 en meer kan daal. Daarom is lente by hulle belangrik en word dit met oorgawe gevier, want dit beteken nuwe lewe en groei. Al is dit broos en soms gering, is dit vars en 'n simbool van optimisme en nuwe hoop. Dit het skilders en digters en musikante geïnspireer om besondere kunswerke te skep. Een van Vivaldi se bekendste werke is juis Die Seisoene, en Van Gogh se Die Peerboom.
“Once upon a time a good God created the heavens and the earth. But then things got really bad when a woman ate the forbidden fruit, and she gave it to her man and he also ate the forbidden fruit. A curse came (they were cut of from the source of live & love) upon them, and with it came death as they were like a dry barren land without hope. Over time they got really messed up. And with it, blame came, and polygamy came, and infidelity came, and cruelty came, and abuse came, and everything got really dark as everybody's life was a total mess.
And so they lived under the curse (being cut of from lover and source of life & love) decade after decade, century after century. But then one day the good God send his good Son to earth and He said: "I'm going the break the curse and start a new family now, and everybody gets to be a part of it. Everybody gets to be forgiven and everybody deserves, and will get, another chance of love and being loved in marriage"
But the people killed him for this, as he knew they would. They hung him on a cross, and he died for them. They laid him in a tomb, and three days later, he rose from the grave. This new movement got started and hasn't ended yet. It will one day when he comes back. When the Prince of love and peace comes back and claims his bride and the great wedding supper of the Lamb takes place, and they will live happily ever after. That's our hope. This can be your hope. I hope it is.”