You have made know to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
This past week I spent at a Christ in Youth conference with COTHA SH students. I have never before been, had no idea what to expect and was a little skeptical on how beneficial it would be for myself or our students. However, in my prayers, I said YES to whatever the week would bring. I would be willing to whatever was revealed to me.
As it turns out, it was a wonderful week of sitting in God’s love. Generally mission trips are about sharing God’s love and action. Doing, sharing, and action…just the things I generally excel at best.
Instead, I found myself in a lot of worship, reflection and study. I found myself overwhelmed in God’s presence. I found myself on the mountaintop.
I’m not exactly an emotional person and tend to hold my emotions close. I’m inclined to be logical and reserved. As a result, so much of my journey with Christ has been a cerebral one. This week however was all about the emotion of salvation. Not only do I have eternal life as a result of following Jesus…I have a life worth living here on earth. I’ve “known” this but this week I “felt” it. Simply put…It was amazing!
I am home now and feel a little sad about coming down from the mountain but I am so grateful for the experience. It’s a wonderful thing to be willing to be put out of our comfort zone and to be blessed by the experience! Something I need to do more often!