Friday, September 6, 2013

God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior. (link)

This is what we talked about at small group Wednesday night. It is part of a theme that is going around here as God weaves it into our thoughts through the things we're experiencing here in Greece, together with each other and in our own quiet moments. In the together moments when we come together and ask real, raw questions, the thread becomes obvious.

Things that are true all the time... really, all the time: God is good. He is faithful and trustworthy. He is working all things together for the good of those who love him, and has a plan as big as he is- an infinite plan full of finite beings who he loves with a love that can only come from love itself.

Things that are not always true: "I'm good" as an answer to the daily question, "how are you?", and our faith in God. Remember, we are the finite. We are the faithless. We are the vessels through which his glory shines.

Our mantra lately is something along the lines of "and God was faithful"

It is heard in testimonies on the roof or at chapel when the professors share their lives with us. It is heard at the lunch table as we get to know each other better. It is the basis of most of the stories I tell lately, and I find the theme constantly in my mind. I find it a comfort to recognize this attribute as one of many that holds me up and keeps me moving each and every day.

And we find, when we trust Him, that he is faithful. His promises will not fail, and his character will not change. He takes away the borders of our trust, sending us out on the water, farther than we could ever think to go ourselves, plunging us deeper into knowing him.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mykonos {Video}

This last weekend, 12 of us took a ferry to the Greek island Mykonos! We rented ATVs (and one moped, for a couple brave ones)  and jetted around the island all day Saturday and Sunday morning. I tried to do justice to how amazing this was with this video! Another post with pictures is coming soon. Hope you enjoy :)

PS: I hope this doesn't make anyone wicked dizzy... sorry for shaky filming while climbing a spiral staircase and riding on the back of an ATV.