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Room for the Lord

(December 2002) When Mary gave birth to her firstborn Son, the promised Redeemer, she wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, "because there was no room for them in the inn". (cf. Luke 2:7). What a tragedy: upon His entry into His earthly life,... more ...

Praising and being joyful

(November 2002) Whoever respects and accepts God's grace is permitted to have a fulfilled, happy, satisfied, even a rich life. Although we are not spared worries and burdens, temptation, sickness, suffering and sorrow, the grace of God always conveys new strength... more ...

But you are rich

(October 2002) "I know your works, tribulation and poverty (but you are rich)." (c.f. Revelation 2:9). At first glance, it would seem that these words from Revelation are a contradiction. How is it possible for someone who is in tribulation and poverty to be rich?... more ...

True light

(September 2002) Light is one of the greatest gifts of God - yes, God Himself is light! With the first act of creation, He created light. And when Jesus walked the earth He proclaimed: "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness."... more ...

Led aright

(August 2002) The author of the Proverbs warns: "In all your ways acknowledge Him [the Lord], and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:6). God the Lord is the authority we acknowledge reverently in faith. We trustingly allow ourselves to be led by Him on all... more ...

Wisdom from above

(July 2002) Already Solomon knew that true wisdom could only be granted by the Lord: "For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 2:6). In order to receive this, one needs the fear of God. "The fear of the Lord is the... more ...

The Lord leads us

(June 2002) We have often already experienced that our Heavenly Father leads and guides us and that He was at our side with His angel's protection - sometimes unbeknownst to us. Nevertheless, there are still occasions that arise from time to time in which we... more ...

Ascension

(May 2002) It should actually be the wish and goal of every believing Christian to celebrate Ascension. However, only very few seriously reflect on this event or think about Jesus' promise to come again and take His own unto Himself. There are even those who... more ...

The health of the soul

(April 2002) The health of the body is one of the greatest earthly possessions. Even though it cannot be bought, people spend billions to maintain it. Research and science keep developing new methods, techniques and medications in order to be able to diagnose,... more ...

Drawing love

(March 2002) Whoever wants to find salvation in Christ must allow himself to be drawn by the Father. In His unending love He would like to draw all unto Himself. He does not, however, employ irresistible force, but offers His grace. Whoever accepts it thankfully... more ...

In God's High School

(February 2002) Our Heavenly Father works upon our souls in each divine service, so that we may acquire more and more divine virtues and become worthy to enter into eternal glory at the return of Jesus. Apostle Peter described how the final "report card" of this... more ...

Building - completing

(January 2002) Building and completing are only possible in times of peace. Destruction and devastation are the order of the day in the course of a war, and all efforts are directed either toward assault or defence. In times of peace, by contrast, well-being and... more ...

Word of the Month

Proclaiming His glory

(November 2017) This year’s motto “Glory be to God, our Father” will accompany us throughout the year. In fact, it... more ...