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Updated frequently!!!************************Jesus WhereYou LiveIt had been one of the architectural glories of a historic city in England;a majestic cathedral, now deeply scarred by the relentless German bombings ofWorld War II. Slowly but surely, it was being restored, except for the statue thathad welcomed people to the cathedral for so many years. It was a statue of Jesuswith outstretched hands. The inscription on its base was a compelling invitation,"Come unto Me." Sadly, the statue had been destroyed by the bombing. A groupof German medical students decided that they would make it their mission torebuild that statue. Piece by piece, it began to come together. But restoring thehands? Well, that was hopeless. They'd been smashed to powder. What were therebuilders to do? They ended up having an incredible idea. The statue of Jesusnow stands without hands and an inscription that simply says, "Christ has nohands but ours."
It is an amazing perspective to have on what we do every day, "I am the handsof Jesus in this place, doing what He would do." At work - the hands of Jesus. Athome, I'm the hands of Jesus. In your neighborhood, in your class, in your organization -the hands of Jesus. Now that is a purpose-driven life!
In our word for today from the Word of God, there's a wonderful picture of ourpart in the work that Jesus wants to do in people's lives. It's in Mark 6, beginningwith verse 37; the story of the feeding of the five thousand. That's obviously some -thing only Jesus could have done with five loaves of bread and two fish. But it'samazing how much He uses the hands of His disciples to deliver what He's making.When the disciples suggested that Jesus send the multitudes away because theyhad no way to feed them, Jesus shocked them by saying, "You give them somethingto eat." As a result, they found the boy with the loaves and fish.
The Bible goes on to say, "Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit downin groups." Then, after Jesus gave thanks for the loaves and fish, "He gave them to Hisdisciples to set before the people." It looked like the miracle was coming from the disciples!Finally, "the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish."
What we see in this miracle is the modus operandi of Jesus. He does things only He cando for people, but He delivers them through His disciples. Today, that's you and me. And thepeople you see each day often need something from Jesus, whether they realize it or not. Theymay need to feel His love, so Jesus prompts you to show them His love in some act of kindness,or caring, or rescue. He sends His encouragement through you to discouraged people, His financialprovision through what He's given you to give, some gift that will show how much He cares. Everyday, He wants you to leave with your "needometer" on and finely tuned - going through your day,not just to survive or to get your "to do" list done, but to look for needs and to deliver gifts fromHim. That's part of the daily adventure life can be when you belong to Christ and set out to representHim each new day.
Ultimately, you are the hands of Jesus to deliver His greatest gift of all - the Good News of therescue He made possible through His cross. When Paul reveals that we are "Christ's ambassadors"in our personal world, he said it was "as though God were making His appeal through us. We imploreyou, on Christ's behalf: 'Be reconciled to God'" (2 Corinthians 5:20). It's almost as if we approach each life-situation with this mindset: "Jesus couldn't be here today, so He's sent me to say what He would sayand do what He would do."
When you're all wrapped up in yourself and your needs, your hands will always be full of your stuff.But when you step up to serve Jesus each day, to continue His work in your world, then your hands willbe giving away what He has to give because what He started, He's left with us to carry on. In so many livesyou know, Christ has no hands but your hands. - - Ron Hutchcraft*Not amalgamated with 'Thought & Humor'.===============
I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really
foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]:
"I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I
don't accept His claim to be God."
That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was
merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would
not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic --
on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg --
or else he would be the Devil of Hell.
You must make your choice. Either this Man was, and is,
the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse ....
You can shut Him up for fool, you can spit at Him and kill
Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him
Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing
nonsense about His being a great hum! an teacher. He has
not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.
-- From Case for Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
===============Old News That'sNot Fit to Print -
The Times onNatural SelectionSometimes you have to wonder about the New York Times. It printed a long,
breathtakingly written, scientific-sounding piece that just had one problem:
It wasn't news. Now, why would it do that?
The article, titled "Still Evolving, Human Genes Tell New Story," was run
prominently on the front page of the New York Times last week. The reporter
excitedly announced that scientists had found "the strongest evidence yet
that humans are still evolving." That's big news. What was the evidence?
"Researchers have detected," the story says, "some 700 regions of the human
genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection, a
principal force of evolution, within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years. The
genes that show this evolutionary change," the reporter continued, "include
some responsible for the senses of taste and smell, digestion, bone
structure, skin color, and brain function."
In other words, human beings over time have adapted to their surroundings,
and they continue to do so to this day.
This is news? I hate to throw cold water on the Times's big story, but the
fact is that most people are well aware of natural selection and how it
works. Whether one believes in Darwinian evolution or not doesn't apply
here; it's common knowledge that groups of people and animals routinely
experience this kind of change.
What this does not mean is that one species ever evolved into another.As Dr. Jay Richards of the Acton Institute explains, "All we're talking about
here is the action of natural selection on an already existing population. .
. . There's nothing in this story about the emergence of new genes via a
mutation merely under selection pressure. . . . At most," says Richards,"it would refer to a tweaking of an already existing gene under selection
pressure, which isn't inherently problematic."
To sum up, there's nothing here that is new or exciting. So why is this
non-story given more than fifteen hundred words on the front page of the New
York Times? It's not too hard to guess. The Times has been on a crusade of
late against the intelligent design (ID) movement"crusade" putting it
mildly. Recent headlines in the paper include "Unintelligent Design" and
"Intelligent Design Derailed"; another headline referred to ID proponents as
"Politicized Scholars." According to the Times editorial section, they're
also "misguided," "inane," often "ignorant," and guilty of "recklessness."
So why the non-story? Well, it's a pretty safe guess that this latest piece
is just one more effort in that direction. What better way to give evolution
a boost and strike a blow against intelligent design? Just print an
innocuous piece reminding your audience how natural selection works,and trust that most of them will automatically assume that it helps prove
Funny it didn't go on to report that Darwin himself spent years doing
pigeon-breeding experiments, all of which showed adaptation, but not one
species becoming another. Well, let's just say that with this misleading and
downright lazy strategy, it is not the intelligent design movement that is
made to look out of touch. BREAKPOINT with Charles Colson & Mark Earley
Not amalgamated with 'Thought & Humor'.===============The Big StoryIn modern society it is often considered arrogant and intolerant to suggest
that any individual or group knows the truth about the world. Yet as we
see from moment to moment in life all around us, truth is inescapable.To reject any worldview is simply to counter it with your own, whatever that
may be, or however undeveloped in your own mind. The question is simply,
which account of the universe is true?
The atheistic evolutionist's and humanist's big story about the human
condition is summarized by Oxford zoologist and atheist Richard Dawkins:
If the universe were just electrons and selfish genes, meaningless
tragedies... are exactly what we should expect, along with equally
meaningless good fortune. Such a universe would be neither evilnor good in intention... In a universe of blind physical forces andgenetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other peopleare going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it,nor any justice. (1)
The question is, how can we speak of "selfish" genes-which conveysa moral character trait-if there is no category of good and evil to make the
concept meaningful? How can we refer to "justice" in a moral vacuum?
Dawkins's statement assumes there are opposites; yet in the same breathhe claims they do not exist; so does this statement mean anything? If weare just the interaction of "blind physical forces," how our self-conscious
minds could know this is a mystery!
However, despite all its problems (for example, how people could see the
destruction of thousands of lives in the World Trade Center as neither
good nor evil), this is the big story of a godless philosophy.
Admittedly, if God does not exist, then neither do objective moral values.
But we are conscious that objective moral values do exist; therefore we
can be confident God does also.
The account of the universe and the human condition found in the Bibleand in the teachings of Jesus is by design and purpose with a holy, lovingGod at the heart of it. When we consider the vastness of space, when we
ponder how small we are in comparison, and how much space seems tobe wasted, we can find it difficult to believe that we are anything special
or significant at all. Why so much room if there is just us? Remarkably,
physicists now tell us that the universe is just the right size to contain
enough carbon for the existence of life. Any smaller and life could not
prosper. If the universe were downsized at all, we would not be here.
There is just enough carbon to allow you to read this article before you.
Now consider whether you are special. We are an amazing part of God's
unique purpose-so important that God made the universe just big enoughso that you and I could exist to know him. This is where our big story
The Christian message announces the kingdom of God and Christ's victory
over sin and death, proclaiming that we can be right with God and have
peace with Him. This message has been proclaimed for over two thousand
years and will continue to be proclaimed until Christ returns again to
take us home with him. On this day, he will restore all that was lost at
the Fall, making a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness dwells.
In that place, there will be no more sorrow, no more crying, and no more
pain. The old way of things will be gone, and the deceiver will be no
more. The paradise that was lost will finally be regained, but it will be
even more glorious than the one before.
In the words of Christ our liberator, "I am the Alpha and the Omega,the Beginning, and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink
without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will
inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son" (Revelation
21:6-7). It is an incredibly big story. But it is one just big enough to
hold within its pages the reality of our own stories and the principlesof life around us, with coherence, consistency, and truth.
(1) Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life
(Basic Books/Harper Collins, 1995), 132-133.
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==============='Thought & Humor' - often polemical butnever tasteless/unrefined/uncouth/ribald.===============Please note: If you see a UNC student or liberal reading 'Thought & Humor',please explain to them which is thought & which is humor. They usually get it backwards.......
God designed humans to want to believe in something.That's the image of God that is in us. But as G. K.Chesterton famously put it, when we reject the Godof the Bible, we don't believe in nothing; we believein everything -- including Little Green Men.- - Chuck Colson===============Dear Howdy,Thank you for your simply addicting newsletter...it's truly a candidatefor the 8th wonder of the world and 1st candidate for the cyber-world...it just keeps blooming with more of what I need and, I think, what weall need...please keep up the great works!!!Type atcha later...God bless you,Phil HWI===============It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.- - Isa 40:22===============Dear Howdy, Indeed I am a faithful Tarheel*, having both
MA and Ph.D. from their fine chemistry department.
But that doesn't keep me from getting a great kick out
of the humor propagated by what appears to me to be
a pack of wolves!!**
SERIOUSLY, THE HUMOR IS GREAT FUN BUT MY
MAIN ATTRACTION WAS TO THE CONSERVATIVE
MORAL AND POLITICAL STANCE THAT SEEMED
TO CHARACTERIZE THE FIRST ISSUE I SAW.
INCIDENTALLY (HE SAYS ACCIDENTALLY!), it was
sent to me by a friend, so I really didn't "hear about
you" at all, and still haven't. All I know is what has
come in the two issues of the Newsletter I haveseen. The best to you.*Another name for UNC.
** UNC's archrival - NCSU.===============
"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.
All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to
us through this book." -- President Abraham Lincoln
"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill.
The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal
falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and
so cause Him to withdraw! his present help from us, we
shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world."
--John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God andthe Bible." - President George Washington
"The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with apower that conquers all that oppose it." - Napoleon
"That Book accounts for the supremacy of England."- Queen Victoria
"If there is anything in my thought or style to commend ,the credit is due my parents for instilling in me an earlylove of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principals taught
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