Winter has entered our land. A lot of rain and cold, beautiful autumn colors, special skies with clouds and sometimes a rainbow, dying can be so beautiful. Because that is what nature does in the Netherlands, die and prepare for resurrection in early spring. The signs of new life are already present and await the touch of light, temperature, food and air. That is how the Eternal One created it and that’s how it works. Also with us.
Evidence for new life is already present in us. For whom is healthy and for whom is sick, this applies to all of us: spring, summer, autumn, winter, death and resurrection. Sometimes winter comes much too early. But for those who know the Source of Life and have a relationship with Him, the signs for eternal life are already present in you. The Spirit of the Eternal One is the piece of incorruptibility, with which we step into eternity. That piece of eternity is not enough not to die, but enough to live forever.
“So it is with the resurrection of the dead: there is sown in mortality, and raised in incorruptibility” says the Bible (1 Corinthians 15:42). We carry a precious piece of life in us that we can not produce ourselves. But it does require our touch of light (care for others), temperature (not cold or lukewarm), food (G’ds Word) and air (G-d’s Spirit), with which we can let the process of our growth take place. With Hanukkah in the month of December, we are reminded of how important light is. Cherish G-d’s gifts and He cherishes you.
Enjoy life as far as it is in your power!
Elze Erwteman, editor-in-chief