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2020/12/29

#Tweede-Nuwe-Jaar

Cape Town is a sea of colour, music and revelry during Tweede-Nuwe-Jaar celebrations. This tradition stems from the time when slavery was still common practice. Slaves got one day off a year. They celebrated this freedom hard on 2nd January but then went back to being slaves from 3rd January.

The devil, who is not your friend, wants you to believe (and so live) as if your freedom is temporary. “Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you” (Galatians 5:1 – https://bit.ly/2A6E15O).
Jesus paid a high price, once and for all, to rescue you from slavery of sin – for you to truly live.

#newyear
#doctER

“The Hunger Games”

Early on in this movie we realize it is set in a world none of us want to live in. Yet it is ironically similar to our own. The rich thrive at the expense of the poor, and grow stronger on the suffering of the powerless.
We have to be aware of our choices and their consequences.

How should we live in a world that is darkened by sin? John 1:1-18(https://bit.ly/32oSaHo) has the answer to this heavy question.

Let’s allow God’s light in us to shine through us, and pierce the darkness of the world.

#thestoryinmovies
#Adolf

Graves to Gardens.

You turn graves into gardens. This is a line from the song “Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship. It reminds me of the story of Lazarus found in John 11:1-44 (https://bit.ly/34bn1XR). Lazarus’ death literally looked like a dead situation, but Jesus saw otherwise.

If you’re in a situation that seems dead and without hope, trust in God. He can and will turn your grave into a garden. A garden filled with flowers of joy, strength, and a deeper love for Him. Are you willing to trust Him to turn your grave into a garden?

#yoursoundtrack
#Zoë

More to Life.

“There’s gotta be more to life, than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me.”
“But I’m sure, there’s gotta be more, than wanting more.”

Reading the story of the woman at the well (John 4:1-42 https://bit.ly/30jirWV) we see that Jesus offers her “living water”. But what she didn’t realise was that Jesus wanted to satisfy a deeper thirst in her heart, one that He created to draw her closer to Him.

And so, we can agree with Stacie Orrico in saying that there’s more to life than chasing temporary highs to temporarily satisfy – There’s Jesus! The only one who can truly satisfy our hearts, because after all, He created it.

#yoursoundtrack
#CaseyJB