Friday, June 15, 2007

Was it God?

I'm just finishing up my second week of camp. I'm beat, I'm ready to go home, I'm feeling a little negative.

Tonight, I was ready for bed at 11:30. I went back to my room, laid down, and thought I was going to sleep. Ten minutes later, I was sure I wasn't going to be able to sleep, so I decided to head back over to the rec center. Over the next hour, I was reminded why I do this. I spent about half of that time talking to another youth pastor about a student from Grand Island (who was not a part of the group we brought), that he had learned of, who was in need of some prayer and counseling, and my name came up as the person he wanted to talk to. I wouldn't have known about this had I not gone back. Was it God?

As I am finishing that conversation, one of our students comes up to me, and says that another kid we brought just went outside feeling strange, and that I maybe should go talk to him. This is a kid who has been to our youth group a grand total of two times, and things just happened to fall into place to get him here. So, I went out thinking he must just be sick or something. This led to a great conversation with him about what it meant to actually have a relationship with Christ. You see, he had grown up knowing about God, but for the first time this week, he began to actually KNOW God. For the first time, he is starting to understand what it means to have a relationship with Him. Let me tell you, I was jazzed. As the video guy, I don't get much of a chance during the week to really see what is happening in the lives of our kids, and I miss out on a lot of these things. It reminded me why I'm here. It refreshed me (obviously, since its 1:30 now, and I'm still getting ready to finish the video for tomorrow). Was it God that sent me back out tonight?

And on a little less significant note, I found some new hunting buddies among the youth pastors after I went back. That one I'm sure was God. ;)

So, all of that to say, if your feeling a little tug, follow it, it might be God.

1 comment:

Cody said...

hey! your talking about me!~
and yes, I wouldnt doubt that it was god, because he was speaking to me through a lot of people that week.
(like you)
and Im glad
:)