Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Does this make sense to you?

When John the Baptist was sitting in prison, he started feeling a bit anxious.  He wondered if this was all part of the plan or if he had gotten mixed up somewhere along the way.  He sent some friends to his cousin Jesus simply asking, “Are you the one or not?”  After all, John had proclaimed that the kingdom of God was coming, but all Jesus was doing was walking around touching dirty people (Hardly the massive revolution that would set Israel free).  Jesus’ answer was simply this:

 “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.  Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me”

But what does that answer even mean?  Here is what I got out of it.  This school year has been tough.  We have seen massive changes in our role at the school.  We have been struggling with a low number of teens attending our events.  I have been facing all sort of medical trials and tests – including a nuclear bone scan and an MRI.  Not to mention a difficult season in fundraising.  April and I began to wonder if this is what God wanted or if there was something else we just couldn’t see.  After all, this didn’t seem like God’s kingdom come.  Or maybe we were just looking in the wrong places. Jesus began showing us what he was up to.  Although you will have to read my other posts to find out how.

Here is what I figured out:
I am a YOUTH WORKER not a SUPERHERO & When it all boils down I'm just a guy that needs JESUS just as much as the TEENS I'm trying to reach.
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