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The reading is from the Gospel of John 12:44-50.
- The Light of the World by William Holman Hunt, c 1851-53
Recapitulation – John 12:44-50
Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me.
I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world.
Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak.
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.”
“Father’s Love Letter” is a compilation of Bible verses from both the Old & New Testaments that are presented in the form of a love letter from God to us.
Each line in the Father’s Love Letter message is paraphrased, which means that Barry Adams has taken each Scripture’s overall message and summarized it as a single phrase to best express it’s meaning.
“… I can remember the day that I asked God to help me to better comprehend His love in light of all of the scriptures that I was now seeing throughout the Bible. In my heart, I immediately heard a still small voice say… ‘If you put the scriptures in the right order, they will form a love letter’. That was December 1998 and by January 1999 I had compiled a series of paraphrased scriptures into a Powerpoint presentation accompanied by Brian Doerksen’s song ‘Faithful Father’ that I played as a sermon illustration in my home church,” says Barry Adams
I am a fan of Late Arthur C. Clarke and an avid reader of his works. In 1970 I met him in person in Sri Lanka and shook hands with him.
In 1948 Clarke wrote a short story “The Sentinel” for a BBC competition. Though the story was rejected, it changed the course of Clarke’s career. “The Sentinel” introduced a more cosmic element to Clarke’s work. It was the basis for Stanley Kubrick‘s film “2001: A Space Odyssey” which I have viewed countless number of times.
The docking of the space shuttle from earth with the space station hovering between the earth and the moon, with “The Blue Danube” of Strauss lilting in the background, was the best cinematic scene that has ever impressed and inspired me.
So, I created this video “A Letter from Your Heavenly Father” using the docking clip from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the musical movement in the background is “An Der Schonen Blauen Donau Opus 314″ (German: “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866 and rendered by André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra.
I hope this video presentation of mine will inspire you with the verses created by Barry Adams.
Your comments are welcome.
- The light came into the world, but people preferred darkness … (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- The One from Heaven (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…” (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- The one who sent me is with me. (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- Jesus said, “The Father and I are one.” (tvaraj2inspirations.wordpress.com)
- Let us judge one another, as the Word will judge us (cinhosa.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday (May 2): “I came into the world as light.” (shechina.wordpress.com)
- Jesus Delight’s in Blessing his People (pttyann2.wordpress.com)
- Video: Andre Rieu: The most famous unknown musician (cbsnews.com)
- BE AN ENCOURAGER IN THE NAME OF JESUS (vineandbranchworldministries.com)