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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

Life on the Edge

Today was a day in which I did not have to think of recovering or hurting at all. I was too busy having fun! It was so nice! It started off with 8 hours of class and ended with three and a half hours of chatting and eating at a friend’s house. Add two hours of commuting, and it has been a long day!

This afternoon, David Beidel, the author of Samaria: the Great Omission spoke to our class for four hours. If you want to sit through a four hour lecture with two fifteen minute breaks and stay awake, I highly recommend him. He pastors an inner city church on Staton Island and has all kinds of wonderful tales about his mission work.

I knew people with crazy faith like his existed in storybooks. I even knew they existed in biographies. I just never knew i would ever meet them. Though now that I think about it, he pry has no more faith than my own pastor. He is just a bit more exposed to drugs, guns and knives than most of us.

He began with how important a thriving relationship with God is above everything else. After four hours of speaking, he circled right back around to how intimacy with God will always be the most important piece in our ministry. Truly a fantastic day. I am sure I never took enough notes. Maybe someday I will be as sold out as he is. Living on the edge.

How is my H-E-A-R-T? Well, I am still hurting. I am a bit less exhausted. I am still angry. I am still resentful. I am less tense. BUT I am confident in where He has placed me, and I will follow Him. I will let Him deal with worrying. I have no need to do so.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. – Matthew 11:28-30

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