The students have all dispersed for a ten day spring sabbatical. No one seemed extremely animated about the break; I think they were all too tired and wiped out to expend the energy. At our last Bible study this past Thursday night, the common prayer requests was "to get some rest during spring break". So, that's what I'm praying for them, too.
Just as 3/4 of the school year is seeing its way through, our group starts to define itself and is solidifying into a unit of "one". Our prayer times are for each other and those we are desperately trying to reach. The focus on the Bible study is unified and intent. All of us determined to understand other religions and what they stand for -- and how far away from the truth they are! The fellowship is mellow and sweet. There's not been much left of the food that I prepare every Thursday night. They're eating, talking, being together, enjoying and savoring those two hours away from their spiritually dark world of academia. At the beginning of May, final exams will start and our group will once again disperse.
Until then....we have a retreat planned in April, a Bible-giveaway day planned, coffeehouse chats on the schedule each week, and two concerts on the main food court stage scheduled for March and April in order to get the word out about us and what we stand for. Good stuff........all coming up.
All the students are praying for one or more of their classmates or roommates that need Christ. That's what it's all about.
As the students are resting this coming week, I want to commit to earnestly pray for each of them and for God to use them to their fullest potential in the last eight weeks of this semester.
God, break through the hearts of those that hold themselves away from you and your Truth. Thaw the ice. Water the flowers. Open the buds and turn them into blooms. Let us watch your beautiful work in this place!