It is hard to imagine, this year marks ten years since I launched World Events and the Bible. What started out as a site to post a couple of my Bible studies on in my spare time, somehow turned into a full-time gig over the years. I once was asked, ‘why I do what I do’… My answer was simple, I asked God to help me understand the Bible and share that knowledge if it was His Will. So I could help in some small way to spread His Word. There is a lot more to that story which led to the creation of this site, but maybe that is for another day.
I just know without our Heavenly Father, none of this would be possible. He is the reason why this site exists, He is the reason why I continually dive into the Bible and try to uncover as much truth as I can, so I can share with all of you. Without Him, there would be no World Events and the Bible. I do not say that lightly, I simply know the works you find on this site could not possibly have been accomplished without His intervention. So I thank you Father, for an answered prayer from so long ago.
You know, as people, we can never seem to be content, we can never stop asking God for things, so why stop now?
Father, I ask that you continue to lead this site in the direction that you choose. I ask that you help all of our readers in their daily walk, help them to obtain the courage to stand in our world. Provide them with the hope they need in their daily lives. Help them understand your Word, and open their heart to desire more of your Word to fill so many of our empty hearts. Grant all of us wisdom and understanding of your Word and enable us to share it, to strengthen and expand the body of Christ. Father we need these things now more than ever before, you know the state of our world, the state of our lives. You know what we need before we even ask you Father.
I ask all of these things in the name of the only Savior, Jesus Christ, amen.
I would like to thank my family and best friend who I consider family for their help, encouragement and support over the years. They are as good as it gets.
My family has always been understanding of the fact that I need time to work on this site, which naturally takes away my time from them. They have always encouraged me and given me ideas to share with all of you. In fact, it was my wife who came up with the idea for Bible Q&A several years ago, a feature we enjoy presenting to you. This is why you typically hear me say “we” instead of “I”. I consider it a family project even though I am the sole writer. Even my little children provide insight from their young minds many times.
I would also like to thank all of you for being apart of this site, to the new readers and the readers who have put up with me over the years, (who remembers when the site was brandontward.blogspot.com?). Thank you for writing in, for sharing with us your thoughts, ideas, and encouragement. Thank you for submitting questions to our Bible Q&A platform and thank you for sharing our site. It all has contributed to what the site is today.
So let me conclude by simply saying,
Happy Birthday World Events and the Bible.
Thank you Father, thank you family, friend and readers!