God’s First Hope
FFWPU USA: Following their very long winter, the Boston Family Church greeted a beautiful spring day on Sunday, April 19, 2015, and celebrated True Parents’ Day, joined by President of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA, Dr. Michael Balcomb and his wife, Fumiko Balcomb. Dr. Balcomb shared a message titled, “God’s First Hope,” about the significance of the Holy Marriage Blessing of True Parents, the event that was preceded by the dedication of True Parents’ Day in 1960.
… That evening, I had an opportunity, a rare opportunity, to ask True Father, “What are you doing? Why did you do that to people?” He said, “You know, think about who they are: Heads of State, First Ladies. They go to 100 banquets a year. They go to three conferences a month, and they don’t remember any of them. The same speech, rubber chicken, and they fly home. I wanted to give them an experience that they would never ever forget.” I said, “Well, True Father, you surely did that. They will never forget that.” Then he said, “You know, meeting me, the True Parents, is not only the most significant thing that could happen in their lives, but in all their ancestries and lineage, to this day this is the moment, and if they’re not ready for that essential moment, I have to do something about it. I have to give them some challenge that helps them to remember me, and maybe in the future they can remember my words.”
When you first hear that you might think, “Well gosh, that sounds awfully proud and arrogant, True Father. Are you so special that you can make hundreds of people wait hours and hours and hours just to make a point?” As if reading my mind, True Father said, “No, that’s not really it. You have to think, what is the purpose of all of this? Why are we here? Why am I here? What am I trying to accomplish? Have you forgotten what it is that God wants to realize to bring this world back to Him?” Read More