It was a nice break while it lasted, but our snow days are officially over! Now it’s back to the dreaded homework we have been putting off and the horrid tests coming up we neglected to study for. The bustle of school is back and it is time to get into the common groove once again. So it’s time to load up on coffee, hit the library, and dig our Pioneer noses in the books.
Now, during one of my coffee engulfed, library stationed, nose digging sessions….wait, I probably shouldn’t say nose digging should I? It doesn’t quite sound like what I am trying to say if you know what i mean. :\ What about nose booking?? Hmmm…nah. What about book nosing??? Hmmm…nope. How about dig booking???? Ugh that doesn’t work either!! WAIT! Book digging?! Well, that sucks too, but I guess that will have to work now won’t it? So let’s start over, shall we?
During one of my coffee engulfed, library stationed, book digging sessions, I had another moment. It’s one of those moments that hit me oh so often and I am struck by an idea or I become inspired. I have blogged about a few in the past and I’m sorry if you don’t like them but I enjoy sharing what it is I am thinking so here it goes!
Lately I have been spending some of my time with someone in particular who I believe really needs a friend now. He’s going through some things and I feel a calling to be there for him when he needs someone most. Now, I’m not gonna say who this person is, or what’s going on in their lives but I will share my thoughts behind the situation. I feel like God has asked me to reach out to this person in any way possible whether it’s staying up late and hanging out, inviting him to events and things around the school, or just being there when he needs to talk. I have been doing my best to show him that not only I love him and care for him, but God loves and cares for him WAY more than I could ever dream!
So here I am, studying, when this person crosses my mind. I start wondering how he’s doing and if he is alright. And that’s when I begin to notice that not only have I been doing what I can to help him, but he is also helping me just as much. He is showing me a way of caring for someone in which I really haven’t put into perspective before. He is teaching me what it’s like to love and be loved simply for being a child of God. This is even more true because we both have almost nothing in common. I don’t hang out with him to gain anything or to profit in any way, and he doesn’t accept me because we have the same interests or share the same hobbies. We merely grow together for one devouring, overpowering, and deep truth: God created us both and the love he has for us is perfect.
Because of this person, I am looking at the world through new eyes. I am beginning to see my professors, friends, co-workers, strangers and every one else in between the way I believe God sees us. Since I work at a daycare, this is how I have looked at the children I work with already, but thanks to this person that I now call a dear friend I am beginning to bridge the way I see those kids to the way I see the rest of God’s creations. This is huge to me. It is a point in life I think every disciple of Christ needs to come to in order to further their spiritual life. Christ is amazing and I have known that for some time now, but if it wasn’t for this school, and the people I have met here, I might not have begun to realize how infinite his perfection really is.
This school has allowed me to grow in so many ways it’s not even funny. From the good times, to the bad times, MNU is playing a huge role in shaping who I am going to be for the rest of my life. Whether it’s from the people, the classes, or even my personal relationship with God, I am learning what it means to be a true disciple of Christ here, and I am so thankful for that. And anyone else coming to this school better hang on because MNU will take you on one heck of a ride! But hey, don’t worry, no matter how bumpy the ride is I can guarantee you will be happy with how it ends up.