Before:

I occasionally gazed at the beyond.

The stars were inconceivably distant, relentlessly remote.

I wondered at the immensity and mystery of the universe, but only momentarily.

Its inaccessibility quickly depressed a soaring, yearning spirit.

Earthly cares crowded in.

Worldly routines intruded.

The sky was the limit.



After:

The universe is my inheritance.

I am a joint heir with Christ, its Creator.

There is no desire for ownership, however.

Materialism no longer holds sway.

This fallen world is not my home.

The new earth will be.

In my core I am at peace knowing that I'm in God's eternal family.

Jesus is my friend and brother.

In the coming ages I'll be travelling to other worlds, exploring the vastness of God's creation.

Light speed will not be a limitation.

I'm looking forward to exploring the cosmos with my family.

The sky is no longer the limit.

This is my future reality.

My eternity starts at this moment.

This earthbound, often painful existence is the blink of an eye and will become a distant and, miraculously, a fond memory.

As part of God's eternal plan, a memory to be cherished,  His love and sacrifice to be marvelled at.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I want to tell the world the truth about God.
I want to shout it from the rooftops (metaphorically, and even literally), and this website is the result.

It's the testimony of someone, a relative nobody in the greater scheme of things, who is compelled to tell others about the true reality of our existence.

I'm not gifted with creativity or technical skills however God has created in me a passion and an enthusiasm for sharing the Gospel (good news) message of His true character and His plan of salvation; a message personified in Jesus; a message I know to be true; a message that is literally life-saving.

A simple message, presented simply.
The simple, beyond beautiful, truth.

(I'm encouraged by these verses: 1 Corinthians 1:18-20 and 1 Corinthians 1:26-27).

My personal story is unremarkable. What's remarkable is what I've found.

In brief, however (skip down if you want something more interesting…)
I'm married with two children. Like everyone else, we've had our problems and have the baggage to show for them. In the big picture, however, you could say we are relatively fortunate. These days, I'm trying to always look at the big picture. For me, it's the only way to stay sane in this crazy world.
I was raised an Anglican and went to a Uniting Church school, however I knew nothing about God, whether He even existed, and next to nothing about the Bible.
After leaving home, church was not a part of my life, except for weddings and funerals.
Only in recent years did I start looking at the bigger picture, and God took the opportunity to gradually make Himself known to me; sometimes with a quiet word, sometimes with a hammer.
Still, I sat on the fence for several years looking around at all the new scenery before I made the decision to surrender my life to God and join the Seventh-day Adventist Church(!).
What originally presented as an impossible leap of faith over a yawning chasm of ignorance, doubt and skepticism was by then only a small step over a few immaterial issues.
I was convinced, convicted, converted.
No coercion, no brain-washing, no naivety, no gullibility.
My eyes were opened, my thinking transformed.
I had found true reality and it changed everything.
To be continued…

In the meantime, below you will find more (and much more interesting) MYOUR stories:


Humans of Adventism is as simple as it sounds: just a little slice of the internet focusing on Adventist humans. Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, HoA is a storytelling platform that shares the experiences and perspectives of the Adventist people. Unlike Humans of New York, however, all of the photos we use are provided by the person featured. This allows us to reach out beyond our own neighborhood for a more diverse set of stories.
For those who aren't Adventist, …


My name is Justin Khoe and I'm a digital missionary, married to the love of my life, an avid weightlifter and producer of That Christian Vlogger — A weekly YouTube show.
My goal is to create a space on YouTube where people from around the world can come together, be inspired, and fall more in love with Jesus.
I travel the world, sharing my experiences of "faith in the first person."