January 30, 2013

College - The Daily Routine

Fresh. Clean. New. 


Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) 

I have been people watching this morning. My small perspective on this little corner of the world covers a few college students inside our little basement hang out place called "Pops". We are all here before our various classes, a mixture of homework and socialization is being done. 
Daily routines.
Seniors.
Freshmen. 
Students from all walks of life.
Stories. 
Avarilla and I have been studying and eating our breakfast wraps with our SmartWaters. 
This is normal, predictable. 
Nothing out of the new.
And yet, as I look around me at all of my friends, I am reflective. 
I love college. 
I love these faces around me.
I love hearing the loud laughter of Curtis two tables behind me and Avarilla's voice as she talks with them. 
Years from now, when I think about college, this is what I will remember. 
The daily life.
The ordinary moments.
The experiences that define my existence at SNU. 

New. 
Fresh.
Clean. 
God makes beautiful things out of the dust. 
We all have our stories.
We have our experiences with the restoration that comes through Christ.
I am reminded this morning, in the few minutes I have before I have to rush off to class, that this story is alive. 
Our stories, our futures, our testimonies, they are changing, developing, fluid.
Where we are right now, where wewill be next year, and everything in between...it's unknown and new.
And yet, we write papers.
We study for our quizzes.
The routine is familiar. 
Through these routines God is at work, building and shaping us. 
So we work with purpose. 
Drinking our SmartWaters and talking away. 
Newness. Adventures. The past is gone. 


However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9)