Hello and welcome to ThereYouAreJesus, I’m John Levay. I have a real good coincidence for you in this post. Actually a double. First, this quick look at how ThereYouAreJesus did in 2018.
I ran some reports in Google Analytics (Google.com/Analytics) to see how many countries engaged with TYAJesus between January 1st and December 31st of 2018.
We are now reaching people in 54 countries.
Intrigued by so many countries, I drilled down from country to city and found that we are in 706 cities within those 54 countries, according to Google Analytics.
I’ll spare you the list, but here’s a world map from Google Analytics depicting the locations of our readers throughout 2018.
The driving force at the heart of TYAJesus is modern-day evidence of two-way communications with our loved ones in heaven.
I have some ideas on what we can do with this size audience – but for now, let me shift gears to 2019 and just give you the Top 10 Countries from January 1, 2019 through the date of this publication, February 28, 2019.
I want to get to know the people and culture of each country reading TYAJesus – by featuring the most beautiful things I learn about each country. We begin this new feature a little later in today’s post with the country at number 8 on the Top 10 this week – Japan!
I thank and praise Jesus for (1) enabling me to connect with you, and (2) for being clearly-present in the most unseen way on ThereYouAreJesus.com
2 Corinthians 4:18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
I have been involved with some really good things in my life but never before have I ever been involved with anything as fulfilling as two-way communications with, and through, Jesus Christ.
Learning how to change our mental perspective – from believing that “life only lasts for as long as we are on this one and only planet, and breathing oxygen” – to the realization that “we are alive and conscious as spiritual beings of light throughout all of eternity, whether we like it or not, and the only question is – will Jesus welcome us from earth into the eternal light of God – or will we have given him reason to selectively leave us in eternal darkness. Reason such as the inability to forgive others for their sin against us. If we will not forgive them, then our eternal father will not forgive us, for our sins against him.
This change in mental perspective from earth to eternity has proven meaningful to Jesus in my relationship with him. So I would say it’s one of my lessons learned.
Speaking of lessons, I am learning that our consciousness is not created-by our human brain. Instead, our brain with all its complexity and marvel, simply enables us to bring our eternal consciousness with us into human form on planet earth. When our brain dies, we take our consciousness with us as we return to spiritual beings of light.
Pretty deep, I know, but give it a moment for consideration. Imagine the changes these realizations can bring into your day to day life. Would this eternal knowledge help you make better choices in situations you encounter on earth? Would you like less stress and more happiness by knowing the bigger picture? Would you feel relief and fulfillment if God started proactively helping you?
It certainly has helped me and I believe it could help you as well. Amen to that!
Now – let me tell you about these latest coincidences.
They started two weeks ago, February 17, and finished less than one week later. Sunday the 17th I was watching a show on television about the life of an outspoken atheist, who is sent a friend request on Facebook by an account named “God.”
I provide full credit attribution for this television show along with links for more information, coming up in this post.
The chain of events that came together during that week are enough to earn a spot on TYAJesus. There are two main coincidences spanning this particular combination of events.
The relevant components in the first-layer of coincidence # 1 are (a) communications conveyed through coincidences and (b) social media Facebook is part of the overall communication logistics.
What makes those components a coincidence is that I communicate in similar ways, on TYAJesus.
The relevant components in the second-layer of coincidence 1 are (a) the storyline of the first episode in season 2 is about two former teammates from a high school baseball team, (b) one is a pitcher and the other a catcher.
What makes those a coincidence is that I too played baseball in high school and was catcher.
Now, check out coincidence # 2 – several days after watching that tv show, I received a message (through Facebook) from the sister of a former teammate from my own high school baseball team.
To articulate her extraordinary timing, she and I have communicated only a handful of times in the last 40 years since high school.
Even more extraordinary, her brother was the starting pitcher and I was the starting catcher in high school, just like the tv show a few days earlier.
Her brother’s name is Ken Farrell and he transferred to my school in our senior year. Ken’s talent as a pitcher helped our team make it all the way to the state championship. We lost the title game and came in second for the state of Maryland, but it was a really good season.
Making a really good story, really short – Ken was killed in a car accident years later which was one of the times his sister contacted me.
Here is a quick timeline
1977 – Senior year in high school for both Ken and I. His sister is a couple years younger.
1996 (approximately) – Ken’s sister called to tell me Ken died.
2019 (February) – I watched this great tv show about two former high school teammates.
2019 (February, several days after watching that show) – The sister of my deceased former high school teammate contacts me.
Here are printscreens of the actual messages between his sister Karen and I on Facebook.
Note – pictures of words can not be translated, so I will be providing a brief narrative summary following the printscreen-pictures to enable readers of all languages to understand the entire storyline.
One more note – if the following printscreens of written communications are too small to read, you can click to enlarge them into a new tab, or you can zoom-in on your keyboard.
The following messages took place several days after the messages above.
All I can say is – Wow!! – Thank you God Almighty: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
My analysis – Kenny, I have a feeling you are a conscious-participant in all of this, from your vantage-point in heaven. Thank you for contacting me through this series of coincidences. Your sister is awesome and she loves you so much. I miss you and must admit my eyes are tearing as I convey these thoughts. Thank you Kenny for all you have brought into my life. I hope to see you again when I get to the other side. In the meantime, I want to keep an open line of communication with you. Please send me another sign, amen.
Full CREDIT for the television show discussed in the coincidental evidence contained in this post goes to CBS Television Network. The picture below is a printscreen of information about the television program God Friended Me on CBS. The name of the specific episode referenced in this post is “The Trouble with the Curve.” You can link directly to this content by clicking here.
Thank you CBS and God Friended Me
Just so you know, if I refer to JB+, that is an abbreviation for Father John Ball who is the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Saint Mary’s City, Maryland, USA – which is the church where I witnessed the visual miracle this site is named for.
Father John informed me about Howard Thurman who provides rich inspiration through his writings. One of Howard’s quotes that connects whole-heartedly with me reads as follows:
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
You can learn more about this African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader by clicking Wikipedia on Howard Thurman. You can also go directly to his top 25 quotes by clicking Howard Thurman’s best quotes from a to z.
Here is where we introduce a new feature on TYAJesus that shows you the most beautiful things about the people and culture of each country reading TYAJesus. We’ll look at one country per post and we start with Japan. The first thing I want to show you is this 1 minute 47 second video of a state of the art fireworks show using patented technology known as Spherical Pyrotechnics. From Mount Fuji, Japan, this is not only beautiful, but in some ways it reminds me of the visual miracle that named this website. Click to watch.
Christianity in Japan – although Christianity is among Japan’s minority religions, most Christian beliefs including Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Christianity are represented in Japan today. Since the mid-1990s however, the majority of Japanese couples marry in Christian-style ceremonies which has had a major impact on Japanese Christianity.
Japan is a popular tourist destination, especially in April and May, and here is a link to Japan’s Best Destinations.
In our next post we will include another of the individual countries that Google Analytics says are reading the evidence here on TYAJesus.
Thank you! John Levay, firstname.lastname@example.org, pictured here in my senior year. I bet Kenny Farrell was pitching.