05 May 2008

The Restlessness of Spring

Spring is finally here! The blooming trees, bright blue sky, and warm sun have come to remind us of all that is good in the world. These are the days when we sneak outside with our hall pass to sit and listen to the wind rustle the leaves...and dream of dropping out of school!

The only problem with Spring is that the season speaks to us of the coming freedom of Summer, not yet ours to enjoy. In this gorgeous month of May AP tests loom, term papers keep us indoors, and Final exams become frighteningly imminent.

The good news is that Jesus is with us in our restlessness this month!! First, He speaks words of tender love in the midst of our wearyness, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

This past week we celebrated our last Dinner and Some Bible, and we finished up the book of 1 Peter! Our favorite passage was this one (Chapter 5: 6-10), take a read and see what He might say to you!

"Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.
The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ (Jesus) will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little."

One of our favorite pieces was the last verse, that after we have suffered a little while Jesus will strengthen and restore us. Hope something in there spoke to you in your restlessness, too!!

Village News

Next Sunday
Join us next Sunday from 5-6:30 for “Your Life Mission”- we’ll be talking about the mission God has for each of us. (Insert tear for no more men’s and women’s issue nights…)

Responding to Grace Applications Due Today
We will be deciding on the positions this week, and letting you know this coming Sunday! If you didn’t get a chance to turn it in- you can email it today or tom. Keep our discernment in your prayers. :)

GUS Friday
GUS is this Friday, May 9th! It is our last normal GUS, our final GUS is May 23rd, a ginormous Scavenger Hunt around A2. So GUS Volunteers let’s all make it by 6pm so we can take our Volunteer Pic!

Village Social *Next* Friday 5/16
Guess what?? We have another great social coming up next Friday May 16th! Be sure to put in your vote tonight for what it will be!

Misc Announcements
Youth Council- this Saturday 9:30am (frozen pizza for breakfast anyone?)

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