Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Where do we come from?

Where do we come from?
Millions of people ask themselves that question every day. What, where and when is our earthly beginning? If, as a Christian, you believe in eternal life, you believe that your life has no end, but also.... no beginning. Eternal is ever, God is eternal. He was, is and is to come.

In Breath of Life I tackle these thoughts and questions; simple, pure and raw. Un-edited as my blogger friend Tracy would say. Through the eyes of the unborn child we will learn to look at life from an eternal perspective. God puts us here on earth, our temporary residence, for a reason and with a purpose. It is not only important where we come from, but also why we are here. Join me on this quest to our earthly beginnings and beyond!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Precious sanctuary

Art: Mirjam vd Steeg
"I am thankful for this place called womb. It is my precious sanctuary, a holy place within the temple of my mother’s body"

You might call it the most holy place. Nobody but me and the Source of all life know exactly what is going on in here, it is our secret. I hope I don’t sound snobbish, but I actually feel I own the place a little, contrary to what I stated before. After all, I know every dark corner like nobody else. I am thankful because I share the rhythm of my mother’s life and I can feed on her body and all the while I am happily chatting away with my Creator, who oversees this process. 

It keeps amazing me how easily I get used to new situations in this womb process. There is no doubt in my mind that this whole thing is perfectly designed, I mean, the way things are flowing… wow! I don’t have to do any thinking, the development seems a rhythm, a dance, a sacred dance.

[About the artist: I met Mirjam at one of my book presentations, she started painting while reading Breath of Life and so gave color to the words...]

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Piece of the puzzle

"It was Him who called me by my special name. It was Him who prepared a lot of things for me to do once I am out there. It was Him who gave me the breath of life, who granted me a soul and now gave me a body. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship, a safe place for my soul, the very inner part of me that no man will ever see, but that will be experienced by many as I am willing to share it.

My Creator didn’t just hand me a soul, randomly picked from the heavenly shelves. No, He gave me a soul shaped like His very own, full of love, ready to be shared with everyone. The little hole, the void in my soul, I now know, is nothing to be worried about. He takes a little piece of everyone, the first and also final piece of the puzzle of one’s life, just to make sure we stay connected. The Great Teacher once said 

You are in me, just as I am in you (John 14:20).  Don’t ask me how He can hold so many pieces, He’s God and that settles it."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

God has something with names

With the Creator things are different...
Sorek is living his second month in the womb, the month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar. He meditates:

"You're asking me if I know about the human custom to give names to newcomers. Yes, I know that my earthly parents will give me a name as soon as I am somewhat more of a person. But that is just earthly procedure. With my Creator, things are different. You see, except from the names on His hands, He has this book with names. I believe my name is in there too. As a matter of fact, I believe all of His creations may be in there, even the stars that no one can count. Okay, I admit, I am bragging, but I am bragging about the truth. It is said of my Creator that 'He has decided the number of the stars and calls each one by name' (Psalm 147:4). See what I mean? That is what I would call a pretty heavy statement. So, anyway, my spiritual name is in this book too; it is up to me if it stays there."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Meditation of Sorek

Sorek meditates on the melting together of spirit, soul, and body into one human being, made in the image of God. He calls it the womb-process:

"I am beginning to see the reason behind the process now. God creates humans because He loves them. Humans praise Him because they love Him. Praise is art. Art is love. Love is the Creator. It boggles my mind. I am really starting to love this whole human thing. I will be able to be fully human and yet still be with my Creator in spirit. This new life will not only broaden my horizon, but also multiply my means of praise and magnify my understanding of God and mankind."