Thursday, August 12, 2010
I'm loving this last day of quite
It's been very quite this week. The boy's are at summer camp. I admit I am really loving the quite! Tomorrow Nicole and I drive to Winterthur Switzerland for a conference. We will drive down with a few other people from our church. It should be really encouraging! When we get back on Sunday the boy's will be back too. I wish I was there to pick them up. Last year Philip cried when he saw us. Not because he missed us, but because he was so touched by God. He had never felt the presence of God before. It made a strong impression on him. But then he came back to the awful environment of his awful school. So his impression of God faded. We are praying he makes a real commitment to actually walk with God...not just feel his presence at a worship service. The camp is awesome...and I expect my conference to be awesome too. But what counts is how we walk day by day. Our goal is not just to experience the presence of God…but to know him. You can go to a super cool rock concert and have an amazing experience in the crowd. But that experience doesn’t mean you know the band. Experiencing God doesn’t make you his friend. But you can know him as a friend. It is my greatest hope for all my children, and for myself.