For this Friday Roundup, I have decided to put what’s Happening In Real Life at the beginning. Canada beat USA yesterday in the women’s hockey championship 3-2 in overtime after coming back from a 2-0 deficit with just a few minutes remaining in the game. Also, Gracie Gold, an Olympic figure skater finished 4th in the Ladies Free Skate yesterday. This is the first Olympics since 1936 that the US has not had someone on the podium in either Ladies’ or Men’s figure skating.
Now, let’s get to the good part.
3. “Life without God… – Christopher
“…is like an I sharpened pencil.” Ok, sure, this was eleven words long, but what else can be said that is so true? Billy Graham said this several years ago, and I’m sure if there were pencils in Jesus’ time, many people would have said it as well. Who knows what they would have said? Probably something with a -eth ending. Maybe. Anyway, just remember that if you are in Christ Jesus, your life has a point: to further His Kingdom.
2. Saturday Song Review #2 (Wyatt)
“Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow
Love is near, it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from His side”
Who loves Tenth Avenue North? Their songs are so uplifting and encouraging (besides the fact that they just sound awesome). What a great reminder that no matter where you’ve been or where you’ve fallen to, Jesus is right there beside you, to support you and lift you up.
1. Will You Step Out of the Boat? – Wyatt
Wyatt really hit it home this time. To me, Peter is the easiest of the disciples for me to identify with. I’ve heard it’s the same with other people, as well. Who are you going to be like? The man who’s scared to death of offending somebody, the guy who doesn’t want to leave his comfort zone, or are you being the person (like Wyatt) who will step out of the boat, into the storm, and run toward Jesus. As the song by Tenth Avenue North says, “Love is pouring from His hands, from His brow.” I encourage you to step out of the boat this week and into the storm. But stay focused on Jesus, or you might sink, into sin and evil.
Quote of the Week: “Jesus didn’t die for you and me to sit in the boat.”
Enjoy your weekend!