Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chapel at Moody

It's a lot of work being at Moody. Academically, it's not "easy". And yet, it is an incredible blessing to be here, even amongst the challenges and ups and downs.

After my New Testament class, we had chapel. Though we have chapel three times a week, it is refreshing and surprising almost every time. Yesterday, we had a worship chapel, led by my brother Caleb, and a band of talented musicians who love the Lord. It was a time solely focused on giving glory to God together as a student body. Sweet, and powerful.

Today's chapel also started with a short time of worship, but was mostly dedicated to a story. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield's story.

She shared how God took her from a place of unbelief, and pride, to a personal relationship with Him. Dr. Butterfield's story also included God leading her, a professor of English and women's studies at Syracuse University, to an understanding of the Bible, and its meaning for her life.

Read her story. I guarantee it will make you think.

I am thankful to be able to worship the God who created all things, alongside my peers. I am thankful to sit under teaching, and hear stories like Dr. Butterfield's. Most of all, I am thankful to get to see an even bigger picture of God's works, of His grace, and of what He does in and through the lives of people.

Sometimes, when I'm down, or overwhelmed, I feel dissatisfied and anxious. I don't think I'm alone in this. It's in those times that I need to hear this quote:

"We may not be happy with the role that God has given us. But if we quibble with it, we may miss out on the blessings that God is freely offering us." 
- Dr. Rosaria Butterfield

Today, as I soak in the Lord's goodness, I can say that I do feel happy with where He has me right now. Things never are perfect, but there are moments when, somehow, that doesn't seem to bother me as much. That's how I feel on this Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. I read her story - it's an "only God" story. Thanks for posting about her!


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