Harry's 50th Birthday!
In the Netherlands, when somebody turns 50 there is a saying that they have seen Abraham (for men) or Sarah (for women). The Sarah and Abraham tradition comes from the Bible (John 8:54-57). Jesus said that he had seen Abraham, but was asked how that was possible since Abraham had already died (a long time ago!)and Jesus wasn’t even yet 50 years old. Jesus answers in verse 58, "...before Abraham was born, I am!" In other words, He's always existed! The Dutch tradition represents longevity: the hope that the birthday person may live a long life comparable to Abraham and Sarah.Read More