Once upon a time the interns plus or minus a few and Cory were all sitting around trying to decide what we're going to do tonight after youth. Then Kurt says... Let's just go to the McLendon's .. all of us just show up. Then Cory says YES! i'll go if all of ya'll go.
So we scheme and all show up at the apartment they stand back while I open the door and go in & THEN... no one was home. Bummer. So about 10 of us were in the apartment flipping through books, Cory going through the fridge, checking out my room... While I call & text Kristin and Bert to find out where they are....turns out they were getting some dinner. It would have been a hilarious joke... except no one was there. ha ha - Guess the Joke was on us. Good one Kristin and Bert. :)
Let's see what goes on today. Wednesday.. Interns led the wednesday night youth stuff. Melissa and I did the announcements.. which were fun. I'm not sure they were funny.. but they were certainly fun to do. For the teaching time the 8 of us did an intro and what we want the youth to take away from this summer. I can't remember everyone's- So i'll share mine.
Song of Solomon... I could talk to you all day long about that book. No lie. But what I really have on my heart - for the youth, this summer, myself, the Church, this season- is SoS 8:5, "Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her lover?"
1. her = the Bride= the Church ..
2. lover = the Bridegroom=Jesus.
This is an image of the church's dependency on Jesus. I just imagine when you've hurt your ankle and you have to put your arm over someone's shoulders to support you hobbling till you can sit down. You are dependent on that person to steady yourself enough to walk. In this image their's the dependency of the Bride coming out of the desert. Hosea 2:14 "Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her." Going into the desert is going to the secret place. The place where the Lord will speak to you. The place where intimacy is cultivated. Out of the intimacy with the Bridegroom you become more and more aware of your inability to do anything on your own. As you grow in intimacy you realize how helpless you are in the world and how much you need God to guide, direct, comfort, heal, breathe, live life. You need Him to support you to steady yourself. The more you grow in intimacy the more dependent you become on the Lord. That verse from Song of Solomon is beautiful... Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her lover?