A Bow for Each of Us
The rainbow is a sign of hope – something I really need these days.
In Genesis 9, God set the rainbow in the sky to give his people hope and a promise. From that day forward, the people could trust that never again would a flood destroy the earth. “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.” (Genesis 9:17)
Although I have not seen any photos of a rainbow over Texas – or over the rest of our land – I cling to hope in the midst of dark and stormy times. And those folks who wade through deep water to rescue others or stand firm in the face of evil, sure shine all the colors of the rainbow.
Jesus is often said to be God’s “New Covenant”. “This cup is the new covenant in my blood” (1 Corinthians 11:25). One of my favorite authors, Frederick Buechner wrote, “Like Moses, Jesus believed that if you obey God, God will love you, but here he’s saying something beyond that. He’s saying that if you don’t obey God, that doesn’t mean that God won’t love you. It simply means that God’s love becomes a suffering love: a love that suffers because it is not reciprocated …” Wishful Thinking (© 1973, Harper & Row)
That gives me hope as well – that there is nothing in all of creation that will separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. (Romans 8:29).
And that causes me to desire all the more to love God with my heart and soul and mind and strength – and my neighbor as myself. (Matthew 22: 37-39).
New This Season: C-Groups
As we strive to grow closer to God and closer to one another, we introduce C-Groups into our LOG team process. C-Groups consisting of 4-6 students and a couple adults will meet for about 25 minutes each week to share and pray together – to listen to and love each other as we grow in the love of God. Each group will create a covenant for their C-Group that will form the foundation of how they will Care for each other and Challenge each other as they strive to live a lifestyle that is pleasing to God and to love God with their heart, soul, mind and strength – and love their neighbors as their self.
There is still room on both LOG #93 and LOG #94 teams.
Go to http://www.michianayouth.org and sign up!
We Need Your Help
Serve by selling programs a Notre Dame football games –
• September 9 – ND vs Georgia – arrive on campus at 5:00pm – done about 8:00pm
• September 30 – ND vs Miami (Ohio) – arrive on campus at 2:30pm – done about 5:30pm
Serve by helping with the Nelson’s Chicken Fundraiser
• Saturday, September 16 – at the Marathon station on Grape and Edison
• Three shifts between 10am – 2pm – contact Terry for details
Want to serve on a LOG Alumni Team for one of the Fall LOG weekends?
Sign up here
Check Out New Photos on the Photo Page
This is Erik telling a story about losing his shorts at camp this summer. The LOG #94 team laughed hard! Go see photos from both LOG #93 and LOG #94 on the Photo Page
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