Monday, February 16, 2009

I LOVE my life here.

I was at The Bridge on saturday night like always and it was AWESOME. During debrief we all talk about the night- highs and lows, good convo's that sort of thing- and our supervisor C was talking about a convo he had with a kid. This kid had just gotten out of jail and had a baby and a girlfriend and was trying to turn his life around after he hit rock bottom. So we're talking about this and C says "in these situations i love to pull out Psalm 66 and talk to the kids about it." So he grabs his bible and starts going through psalm 66 with this kid (lets call him R )

10 For you, O God, tested us;
you refined us like silver.

11 You brought us into prison
and laid burdens on our backs.

12 You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but you brought us to a place of abundance.

So C asks R what being refined means and he explains that its like smelting.... you burn something to the point where all the crap falls to the bottom and all the goodness rises to the top. God sent R to prison and let men ride over his head and to a place where he got to see exactly what he needed to in order to desire change. Then after this refining process, the Lord takes R and brings him to a place of abundance... to a place where his desire is to be a good father and boyfriend and get his life straight. So cool!

Then this other kid who was such a bad kid that he got banned from the city (how that happens i have NO idea) but anyway- this kid comes back and where does he go every time he comes back to visit......THE BRIDGE. and why? Because his friend C is there who he knows loves him unconditionally and where he feels affirmed and loved.

I had a good talk with this boy who just sat down with a bible in his hand and said to me "i think i want to know more about this...i feel like i have a hole in my life" and i got to tell him what it means to be a follower of Christ, what that looks like, and how Christ changes you. So cool.

While we were praying at the end of the night, i just mentioned how awesome it was that through working at the bridge, and forming relationships with these awesome awesome kids, that my faith is affirmed, and my love for Christ, and for serving him is affirmed. awesome. i love this place.

Tomorrow its a work day at the bridge and me and about 6 other girls are going to spend the day cleaning and organizing and making it look awesome. I'm so excited for it!

1 comment:

janet said...

you look really pretty in those pics. you should be a model.