To Save a Life is an amazing movie that is going to 250 theaters across the nation starting on January 22. It has a great message. Check it out and see if is it showing around you at tosavealifemovie.com. I've seen it at a pre-viewing and it is amazing! It really makes you think about how you live your life. It also deals with a lot of problems that teens today face. If you have a chance to see it I recommend you do! Bring your friends too!!
Well, it's Christmas! Isn't it great to think about how God sent his son to earth to save us. To DIE for us! Wow, what a loving God! To think that a perfect God would send his son to live as fully God yet fully man. To think that Jesus loves us enough to suffer so much. I mean serisouly! He came from heaven to here. We can't even imagine how amazing heaven is, but Jesus who was is heaven and knew how amazing it is choose to come down to this sinful earth so that we might be in heaven with him one day! Oh man, that's just awesome.
When I was little I used to be so afraid of storms. Every time there would be the slightest bit of thunder or if I saw the smallest lighting bolt I would make a mad dash for our basement. If there was a thunder storm at night, I'd sleep downstairs that night. I remember many times that I would walk down the two flights of stairs to get to the basement in the dark with a blanket wrapped around me and lighting as my source of light. Let's just say I've changed a lot since then. Now I absolutely love thunder storms! Instead of fear, now thunder storms give me a sense of peace and security. Every time I hear thunder rumbling it reminds me that God is all powerful and in control of all things!
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
I answered you out of a thundercloud;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
(Try looking up thunder in a concordance if you have one or on a site such as biblegateway.com and see all the times God is associated with thunder.)
If any of you have ever seen the movie Evan Almighty you might remember this quote:
Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives
them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed
for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be
courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps
them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each
You wouldn't think you would be able to learn something about God in a Hollywood movie, but this quote really had some good thoughts in it! So next time you find yourself praying for patience or courage or whatever it is you find yourself always asking God for remember this quote.
Recently I have found my self just lost in amazement of Christ. Whenever I think about Him and His sacrifice the one word that comes to my head is "amazing." To think that the One who created the whole universe would die for me and want to know me despite all my failures! It's just amazing! He wants to know me... wow. How many times have I made excuses not to spend time with God, the very time He has so graciously given me! I just don't have time, I need my sleep, I just don't feel like it right know. God, the creater of all things wants to spend time with me! And I'm making excused why I can't? We should be jumping at any oppourtunity to spend time with our Savior! We seem to be able to treat our friends with such respect... but we can't bring ourselves to do the same with God? Something seems to be wrong with that picture. And yet, after all the times we have forgoten and betrayed him... God loves and wants to know us still. Is that not just amazing?