When flowers are budding, caterpillars are blossoming into butterflies, and the sky has a whimsical shade of robin egg blue, our hearts start soaring and the light of life reignites once again. A little birdie told me that, ‘Spring is in the air – it’s right around the corner!’ Just as a reminder, we welcome this lovely season on Wednesday, March 20th. As we kiss the cold winter sting goodbye, we say, ‘Hello,’ to the freshness of spring. Taking in the fragrance of lilies and aroma of the gardenias filling our gardens, let’s enthusiastically embrace all of the beauty and wonder of this season. I feel a special affinity to spring, because I truly feel that God desires for each and every season of our lives to be like spring – regardless of how cold or dry it may feel, that the eyes of our heart sees a fresh perspective, a poignant fragrance of Christ’s goodness in-between our waiting, in-between our struggles, and in-between our desires for change.
Don’t be sad, sweet friend. I will brighten up your day. Don’t cry, dear one. I will wipe away each tear. Don’t fear, my beloved. I have come to bring you peace. Don’t feel lost, my precious son, my beautiful daughter, for I Am the way, the truth, and the life. Don’t let go, for YOU move My heart.
He is madly, deeply, truly in love with you! Who is He, who may ask? He is the King of all kings, the Lord of all Lords, the One who knows the end from the beginning, sacrificed His one and only son Jesus Christ to pay ransom for our sins, the only One who knows your every thought, and yet still loves you like no other. He is God – our Abba, Father.
"Here comes the bride all dressed in white…" is oftentimes the traditional wedding processional played as the bride, with dove’s eyes, parades down the aisle, to her loving groom. It seems as if every young girl dreams so boldly and extravagantly about her wedding day and all of the festivities surrounding it: from finding the perfect ‘princess’ dress to the type of flowers, from the banquet hall to the special vows, the wedding day is surely an anticipated event. However, as important as the wedding day is, we must also have a balanced focus on the marriage days – not neglecting the months and years that we will be spending with our spouse after the wedding.
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to interview Tobi Peters, a talented musician, of "The Rising Son" on New Generation. You can even find our interview with Tobi on www.newgenshow.com in our media gallery! A few months later, Tobi Peters formed "The Invisible Image!" We caught up with him and did a blog 'Q&A' regarding the new band name and his brand new album, "The Worship Series: Part 1." After reading our interview with Tobi, make sure to leave your comments below and he just might answer you back!
New Generation 'Q&A' wtih Tobi Peters of "The Invisible Image"
NG (NEW GENERATION): The first time we interviewed you on New Generation, we were discussing the meaning behind "The Rising Son." Tell us why the name change and how you came up with "The Invisible Image?"
TB (TOBI PETERS): Yeah, we were talking about "The Rising Son." It's funny how quickly things change. The name change was actually a result of our discussion. Although "The Rising Son" ended up being a solo project for me, I could not bring myself to completely use the name. There were three band lineups under than name and each member will always be a part of "The Rising Son." It's not a bad thing, I am glad to have worked with and learned from each person. "The Invisible Image" is a fresh start for me where I can share new music about my life experiences.
If you're wondering why I chose two penguins to represent the picture for this blog post, well here's a fun fact for you: Did you know that penguins share their love with one mate for a lifetime? They are forever bonded together! Did you know that penguins also have a special heartsong that they recognize their mate by, as seen on the animated film, Happy Feet? I thought that was so sweet and came to the conclusion that that is exactly what I'm hoping, waiting, and praying for: To share my life, heart and love with one man, my future husband, for a lifetime.
Instead of dwelling on finding a soulmate, focus on finding a 'sole 'mate - meaning your one mate in life that you will commit to in marriage, under holy matrimony, and love each other sacrificially as long as you both shall live. There are a lot of people who don't believe that there is one person out there made just for them; instead they feel that there can be many individuals compatible as a marriage partner. My stance is that if you have a desire for marriage, God has set apart a special someone just for you. God is so unique, creative, and the perfect love story writer, that I find it hard not to have faith that He would divinely orchestrate a beautiful marriage between husband and wife! For such a union is the symbolic representation of Christ and the church.