YS Student Newsletter #439
1. Something for Your Heart
2. Surf Report
3. Forgettable Fact
4. Potent Quotables
5. Uh, That's Funny?
1. SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART
"He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 'Men of Galilee,' they said, 'why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.' " (Acts 1:9-11)
I don't think countforward is a real word, but we're not counting down any more. The countdown was finished when Jesus walked out of His tomb alive and more powerful than ever. Now the clock is moving forward toward the day He will return.
In the verses right before these, Jesus said we don't get to know how long. Nobody knows the hour or the day -- but there is a specific hour, a day on the calendar, coming. He will be back. The Father knows exactly when.
In the meantime, we have a job to do, you and me and all those who believe all of these things we've been talking about all week. We have a job to use real power -- the same power of God that raised Jesus from the dead at work in us -- to be witnesses of what we've seen that power accomplish.
It's a job that matters. And the clock is ticking. That's the message of Acts 1.
Think: Are you looking forward to the return of Christ? What difference does His return make in your life? How seriously do you take the call to be His witness in your world?
Pray: Ask God to help you to make the best use of the power and time He gives to you to accomplish whatever He asks of you in this life.
Do: Read Acts 1 all the way through.
A Daily Devotional from PlanetWisdom.com, copyright 2010 Youth Specialties. Used by permission.
2. SURF REPORT
Movie review of Clash of the Titans ~ Christianity Today
Movie review of The Secret of the Kells ~ Christianity Today
3. FORGETTABLE FACT
Bluebirds cannot see the color blue.
4. POTENT QUOTABLES
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens
5. UH, THAT'S FUNNY?
Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself).