Dear friends,

Le Shana tova tikatevu. A good New Year and may you be inscribed in the Book of Life. The three Fall feasts are knocking on our doors. It is the Jewish year 5778, which we celebrated with Rosh Hashanah, which feast is celebrated in the same Hebrew month of Tishri, in which als Yom Kippur and Feast of Tabernacles are celebrated. The year’s circle of our lives is full and is starting again.

Fall is approaching, with storms and rain showers. Slowly but surely nature withdraw itself in order to rest. It looks like death, but that is only its appearance. Sometimes our lives look like that, sleep, no action, deadly. But we need to realize that the Eternal One gives life to the weak. Messiah Yeshua gave His life for us when we were weak.

Our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. The Lord sows in weakness; we will be raised in power. He says to us: My grace is sufficient for you. For my strength reveals itself only fully in your weakness. That is good news. Weakness can become our strength. Can become, because weakness doesn’t feel comfortable at all. Let’s pray for each other, that our weaknesses will soon be turned into strength by Him who loves us.

Enjoy the season of G-d’s holy feasts!
Elze Erwteman, editor in chief