May 23 Home Communicator – The birds are chirping, a soft breeze occasionally dances across your face, and the sun warms your back. Looking around, you’re lifted by the vibrant greens and splashes of color dotting the landscape. Perhaps most notable is the welcome break from the hurried routine and the pace at the start of an otherwise normal day. With your Bible and journal in hand, you open God’s Word to engage with the Creator.
This was the scene at the middle school when students and staff took the Breakfast Club into God’s Great Outdoors. Reading God’s Word and experiencing Him through His creation was such a simple yet powerful way to start the day! Psalm 19:1-4 says,
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.”
It didn’t take much planning to create the time and space to connect with God that morning. In this case, God’s creation became both a sacred space and a voice to shape our hearts. We need this. We need more of this. Students agree. “I wanted more time!” “I felt like I was just getting started.” The words of some of our students demonstrate how much God’s Word nourishes us spiritually and leaves us hungry for more of Him.
In a few short weeks, we’ll be in summer mode, a time which affords a different pace and perhaps a little more flexibility in our students’ schedules. Let’s not miss the opportunity to provide just what our students’ need, time and space to connect with God. So bring that Bible on a hike or to the beach, to the backyard or to the lake. When we immerse ourselves in His Word and His creation, we can trust that each time will leave us mysteriously satisfied and yet hungry for more.
In Christ alone,
Katie VanTil, Nurturing Faith Coordinator
The full Home Communicator can be found at this link: May 23 Home Communicator