Through Sandy Tales, we’re telling the ancient Bible stories through sand art. All these stories are opening windows to God’s reality. God’s stories with mankind through all the centuries are bringing hope, comfort and life and are connecting people with God.
It is perhaps the most famous psalm in the Bible: Psalm 23 about ‘The LORD is my shepherd …’.
Jesus once told a story about a father with two sons. The youngest wanted to leave the house with the money he would receive after the death of his father. His father lets him go.
‘Let my people go!’ That was what Moses requested from Pharao. He was there to release the Hebrew slaves in the name of the God of the Israelites.
Walking on the water is often a saying that tries to express the special feeling or extraordinary thing that has been done. Jesus actually walked on the water. He’s the original one!
The cross is the most well-known symbol for Christians. It’s the symbol of the horrible death of Jesus Christ. But that’s not all.
Can you imagine what you would feel if a good friend is gone? One of Jesus’ friends wants to mourn at his grave. On the early Easter morning, Mary Magdalene is on her way to the tomb where they buried him.
For many people, the season of Christmas is a very joyful season. Gathered around the dinnertable, unpacking Christmas presents, special Christmas celebrations at church, the Christmas tree in the house, and much more. What is the story behind Christmas?
The story of Queen Esther shows how the bravery of one girl saved an entire nation! It’s a very special story. God is not mentioned anywhere in this story from the Bible. But you see how one person can make a difference.
People hoped Jesus was coming to free them from the enemies. But Jesus was arrested by the Roman rulers. Peter became afraid but watched when they interrogated Jesus and were beating him and said even cursing that he didn’t know him. When they met after the resurrection, they had to have an honest conversation.
It is difficult for people to know themselves. It’s often easier to understand the world around you, right? But knowing yourself is understanding the greatness of the Creator. And look. Stand in front of a mirror. Look closely. Smile. Pull a face. Yes, that’s you.
You cannot imagine humanity without the stories we tell each other. All these stories define how we live our lives. Through Sandy Tales, we’re telling the ancient Bible stories through sand art. All these stories are open windows into God’s reality.
God’s stories with mankind throughout the centuries bring hope, comfort and life and connect people with God. So, be inspired by these beautiful stories, open your heart and let the stories change you!
meet the artist
Ever wondered who creates all these beautiful stories? Well, let's introduce you to our sand artist, Harm van Schaik.
He started a few years ago with drawing the first scenes in sand on a piece of wood, trying to tell the story of creation in a new way. Now, after millions of views of the Sandy Tales videos, he still tells all kinds of different Bible stories.
When he’s drawing one scene, he often changes something in the picture and the whole scene is transformed on your screen to something brand new. Every time you see it, you will be amazed. And touched.