Monday, September 24, 2012

I Give My Heart to....

Two Sundays ago, HUB kicked off with a middle school scavenger hunt and high school produce baseball. Both were so fun - here are the two group pictures!
Middle School

High School

Last night was our first regular HUB. It was so good to be back. If you missed some of the unforgettable games, you should probably ask someone about it!!!
The talk introduced the theme for the semester...I give my heart to _____________________.
We all give our heart to something. I asked friends from HUB to tell me something they want or need. They gave me two was filled with funny/materialistic things. The other list was filled with deeper desires of their hearts. The second list ached for friendships and families to go back to normal. For people in their life to stop smoking. For the courage to stand for God.
In a world where we can download an app for just about can be pretty misleading when we aren't able to get an instant fix for our deeper problems. We all give our heart to something....but is that something fixing your problems? If you're giving your heart to acceptance, success in school, etc. will your heart be healed? Listen to Jesus's comforting words...they make me take a deep sigh.
Matthew 11:28-30...
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
How refreshing. How freeing.
Finally, we watched a video of Michael W. Smith (3 time Grammy Award winner, 40 time Dove Award winner,  writer of the famous song "Prince of Peace - You are Holy"). It's so raw.
I am a daughter of the high king of the universe.