December 31, 2012

The Journey Continues

The Lord has given us a wonderful time together as a family this past Christmas holiday. We could celebrate with our children and 11 grandchildren on several occasions. But best of all, we could hear again the wonderful story of a Saviour Who came to take our place as the God - man. He offers us forgiveness for our sins of the past, present, and the future in a new life with Him. Hallelujah! Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Peace on earth, good will toward men. Thank you Jesus.

Our entire family on Christmas Day 2012

Lucas smiling up at his Opa

It is a tradition in our church on New Years Eve to read the list of names of those members who have passed away in the last year. I fully expected my name to be on the list for 2012, but not my mother-in-law. The Lord had different plans, and His way is perfect. We all need to use the time and talents given to us to bring honour and glory to His holy name. That is our challenge for the year 2013.

My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Blessed New Year 2013.  

Jack and Lena


  1. Dear Mr. Westerink,

    I would like to wish you and your family and blessed New Year. It is with thankfulness to the Lord that you could enter this new year with your family and friends. May you continue strong in the Lord's word and again we may be reminded "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose". Rom. 8:28. You are all continually held up to God in prayer.

  2. Thank you dear Jack and Lena for this beautiful message. We were blessed with the perspective of hope and anticipation. May you and we go forward through 2013 with this reasonable hope. 1 Peter 3:15
    We Love you! Dad, Mom, Henk and Margaret

  3. Thank you Uncle Jack for your testimony. We think of you a lot and pray for you often!
    Sonia and Eric