Saturday, September 13, 2008

yikes....

Well, hello there fellow blog readers (which i assume is very few of you), sorry it has been so long. It is incredibly sad that I have completely forgotten that I even have a blog, and that I have left all you avid readers out to dry...haha. Please accept my apologies...I truly am sorry.

On a lighter note, oh how I enjoy Hope College. Classes, soccer, chapel, work, meetings, and of course, homework, have started up again, and I am back in the swing of things- busy as ever. Like I said, I apologize for not writing, however, I find that I have no time to do much else, than spend my time with a highlighter and pen absorbed in my history, communication, religion, and global feminisms books- what a joy!!! haha

Anyways, why Im here, how I'm able to write....GOD! God is so good.

God is on the move. Hope College is on Fire- and I'm excited. It began for me the night we had "Groovin in the Grove" when the worship band set up in the Pine Grove and we sang and praised God underneath the stars. How incredible it is to sing to the God of the universe with a the sky as a blanked above you and the green grass as a foundation beneath your feet. Oh, the beauty of the Earth.

Also as the year begins, I am excited because this upcoming Monday my small group starts. Quinn and I are leading one this year as we get into the book of John. I am super excited about this and I know that God's blessings will be all over this group!

Well, I dont seem to have much else to say this evening, but one thing that I came across while reading the bible today was a verse in John chapter 1 that I would like to share. Putting it in a bit of context, it is John the Baptist speaking to the Pharisees who had been questioning him about the Messiah, with a response from John telling them that he is most definitly not the Messiah, but he is the one who has come before, to prepare the way. Verse 27 says, "He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."

This verse screams out- HUMILITY. How amazing. John the Baptist, speaking on behalf of all humanity- we are not worthy to even untie the thongs of Jesus-- let alone even to sit at the feet of Christ.

I feel so blessed to be reminded of pride, and to be broken of it continually.

God, break me.

2 comments:

lilmiller51 said...

Yeah! You posted....as one of the few who read your blog I always check everyday :) Love you soph! Glad to hear Hope is amazing and it was good talking to you the other day! ily.

Poppy Jones said...

You have a way with words. I love your spirit.