Monday, July 5, 2010

NIPTO, Day 148

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things...

Guess what movie I'm watching... You probably guessed right: The Sound of Music!

The other day when we were on a walk with the Karen girls, I was singing "You are 16 going on 17" and it prompted me today to watch this. So I'm watching it. And blogging. :)

Todayy.... I woke up. And read some. And ate breakfast... and read some more. Then we decided that we were going to go to a movie. So we went to see How To Train Your Dragon. And now I wish that dragons were real. And that I could have a dragon like Toothless. ;)

We came home and ate lunch. Hannah went to work... I went up to my room and read... I worked on the dance for Dance Day (July 31st!) (You can learn the dance here :)

And then I came downstairs and talked to mom... we ate dinner then... I read a little bit then decided to watch The Sound of Music. 

Paige came over to say "hi" and we've discovered that she can't come over to say hi without us having a conversation =P

I got ice-cream from the basement (I'm the treat boat now or something like that...) and then continued watching The Sound of Music. :)

NIPTO time!
Acts 3:11-26
 11While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade. 12When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?.

Peter&John were kinda like, "Uhhh, guys? Why are you so surprised? I mean, it's not like we made this guy walk because we're awesome (even though we are, but we're not going to say that)" 

13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

These people were getting called out hardcore! (That sound a little strange, but it's just what came to mind.) 
They're telling the people that they were the ones who had disowned Jesus. They killed him. But by having faith in Jesus and Jesus' name, the man that was healed was... well, healed! And they all saw both things happen.

 17"Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

We know you didn't know what you were doing. We know that your leaders didn't know what they were doing. 

18But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.

God fulfilled what he had told the people through the prophets, telling them that Jesus would suffer. 
By repenting, though, sin is wiped away. We can be refreshed. And Jesus Christ has been appointed for us.

21He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'
24"Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days. 25And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.' 26When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."

This is probably a bad idea, but I'm going to do this whole chunk... 
Jesus has to stay in heaven until God can restore everything. God had some stuff to say through Moses: Listen to me. If you don't listen, you get cut off from my people.
All of the prophets from Samuel's time onwards told of what would happen in the present time in the text. They were the heirs of the prophets. God told Abraham that all peoples on earth will be blessed. 
And when God chose his servant, he sent him to us to bless us by turning us away from the bad things we were doing. Our "wicked ways." 

Whew. It's late. I have to get up early. 

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