Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Be More than a Bystander

Last spring, when we said goodbye to the old school year and left for summer, I had a protruding midsection that was somewhat noticeable. Now I have a belly that feels like it is ready to pop! Noah Joseph will be here soon. As I have thought about the whole process of babies growing and getting ready to be born, I’ve also thought of the wonderful, new things God does in us, and through us, and among us. I am just as confident that God is doing some awesome things with the Wesley Foundation right now. Many of the positive signs of life and growth began a while ago, and they are just now getting ready to be revealed. We have wonderful student leaders who love this ministry, who want to see the Wesley Foundation be all it can be, who genuinely care for all the other students, and who (most importantly) love Jesus with all they got. We have a wonderful Campus Ministry Intern, who has sacrificed much and stepped out on faith (in a big way) to join us in ministry this year. I know God is going to honor all of these hearts who are so ready and willing to be used for His glory. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a great group of people who are dedicated to serving Jesus at the Wesley Foundation.

If this summer has been less than stellar, if you are bored out of your mind, if you can’t wait to get away from home and a grueling summer job, know that what awaits you is full of the promise of God’s joy and awesome wonders. I want to challenge you and encourage you to be more than a by-stander this year. Step in deep with us. God is going to continually blow us away with His gracious and wonderful works of love and power. But you might miss it if you just stay on the side-lines. And more importantly, you might miss an important part of God’s plan for your life as well.

If you know a new student or returning student who needs to receive our e-letter, send me their address. I would love to welcome them personally and add them to our list.

Have a great week! Can’t wait to see you soon!



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