Winter Retreat 2010

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back to School

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you

The popular title of the 1980's comedy starring Rodney Dangerfield was a satirical look at college life. The banner "back to school" carries with it a mighty dreadful meaning. Although we can look 0n the bright side and say, "I can't wait to see my friends, to get back into practice, to have something to do during the day". Those are really only part of what we feel when we hear those words, "back to school". There is also the internal bomb warning siren going off in our head saying, "Here comes a new dress code, new teachers (some are boring, unfair, and just like, imperfect), new school rules, new homework, another year of tests, papers, reading assignments, pop quizes, acne, cliques, freshmen, seniors, lunch room food, and that annoying bell tone played over the speakers. We all know that in school as in life, there is good and bad in every corner of life, what makes it all worth while is getting through life with something good. My something good is Jesus Christ. When something good happens, guess who gave it to me? Yep, all good gifts come from the Lord - the bible says. When bad stuff happens? Jesus said I can cast all my cares on Him and He will give me rest. He said His burdens are easy when we trust Him. Jesus is there to help me when the bad comes. So basically the way I see it, and the way scripture reads...No matter what we do, if we are breathing, we should totally and fully turn it all over to Jesus. Then we will get through this life with something good.

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