I hope that you get reminders that what you are doing is absolutely worthwhile. Kacey is a freshman in our ministry who came out of nowhere one day. She just wanted to find a group of Christians. She is a girl of few words but last night she wrote this on Facebook:
Ha, ok, sorry for the weird title. But I have a reason, not a very good one, but I’ll explain anyways. As we were sitting together in LIFE group tonight listening to Cary talk about God and what we've learned about Him this semester, I realized a few things. One, is that though I have opened my eyes to a lot of things this year, I still have a lot to learn. And the second one, which I realized while I was contemplating the first one, was everybody’s socks…
I know I have a strange mind, but I realized, that while we were sitting there warm, and stuffed from a wonderful home-cooked meal, that there are so many different kinds of people in this world, and the one thing that will always be able to bring us together, if we let it, is Christ. We’ve all been through so many different experiences to make us who we are, and we all fall short of perfect, but we’re all different for a reason. So whether we have mismatched socks, fuzzy socks, slippery socks, or no socks, we can still be brought together. Each of us struggles with our own battles, but as Adam said, a whole bunch of sticks is a lot harder to break when they are all together than what it takes to break one stick. I realized how lucky I have been to have Cats for Christ to come to every week and to be able to find strength, relax, and know that I am loved and that other people (and God) know that I exist.
Through coming to college, especially through my experience here at the dorm, I have realized that people can make any choice that they want. They can make ‘right now’ decisions or long term decisions. So many people that I have been literally surrounded by make decisions that I sometimes can hardly fathom. Although I know it’s been good for me to see how other people live, I still don’t think I’d trade anything in the world for their money, popularity, or 'great times,' no matter how important it seems right now. It can be so hard to be able to admit to ourselves that we are the ones who choose what we do, no matter legal, parent-consented, or God-approved, we get to make the decisions. Realizing my freedom this semester, I am so thankful to have Cats for Christ to surround me with reminders that God is here, now, and everywhere.