Prophetic Words from August 2013
I wish to have a family. My parents have been married for almost 30 years and were always faithful to one another. I have spoken with many young people who have visited us here who tell me how it is for them to have divorced parents. It saddens me to hear how relationships fail more and more and break apart in German society. That is one of the reasons why my parents left it.
I think that conflicts can not be solved by separation, because this is very painful.
I am glad that we can talk to each other and learn to keep talking until things are really clear. Everyone wants to have friends, but each one of us also has tendencies that hurt. Through the Son of God, we learn to forgive each other and again to be reconciled. That means, of course, that we even have to deal with minor matters, and we can not sweep them under the carpet. Otherwise we remain stuck in it and are offended by the situations that happen between us. Some people have left the community because they could not forgive, which means they could not be forgiven, either. As it says in Proverbs::
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle. (Proverbs 18:19)
I am grateful to have friends that have shown me how I am. I can repent and then go on. We need to be open to what comes in front of us, so we can help each other.
Update from November 2013
In the midst of suffering, joy!
From a fellow Levite (member of the Tribe in Germany):
What a delight their wedding in France was for us! So many bright and shining faces, happily serving until early in the mornings — children with big eyes and radiant countenances. The unquenchable joy of being connected to the One who gave us life was undeniable.
The seed of our indestructible life is obviously spread and no one, NO ONE can bring it to stop.
And to even top our excitement, the day of the wedding a big bus load of brothers and sisters from the Tribe of Shimon (in Spain) came to make our joy complete. The offerings presented were so powerful that it seemed as if the roof of the lodge was being lifted up – surely our souls were lifted up too!
We are so thankful for the many poured out lives that made this wedding a glorious event for Shaul and Beriyah, their relatives and some of us. We know that our suffering is your suffering and we surely could experience your joy as our joy!
In love with our Abba and my people, Rekah shel Abiyah