Monday, September 7, 2009

what a weekend.

So i'm not sure the exact location of this place but i would have to say that this has been one of the most interesting weekends in quite some time. Interesting from the sorts of company. we're (scott, nikki and myself) hanging out with a dude named rick. he's been with us at our small group for the past few months. we're at his grandparents trailer by some lake in north webster, in. All i know is that we're east from valpo. Along the way we stopped by the blueberry festival in plymouth, in and i didn't see one blueberry.
Thinking we're going to a lake house, by no means am i demeaning where we're at, but this not exactly what we had in mind. Rick is a very interesting character. he's a married man with a 7 year old and was looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. Looking to "get away from it all" with us. Now i'm thinking, "why in the world would he want to get away with us?"
I can tell he's looking for his "roots" but has quite some opposition. By inviting us out to his "lake house" he's looking to us for his spiritual life. His wife has been calling nonstop and is pretty dang crazy when he drinks. I love him to death but it's been challenging for me.
Just like i've noticed the comfortability from being in the ministry (maybe another conversation) it seems thats where we are now. Being away from drama and all the things that make life comfortable, this is quite the opposite. The only way that we're able to be out here with rick is because his wife vouched for us as being "bible humpers." lol. No joke.
So we've been out here for a day, we've fished, napped and watched family guy and had some great conversation and still, what we had in mind is beyond what we had in mind.
I am definately glad that we came out. I believe this is exactly what God has in store for us in the future. What i had in mind when we came out here was comfortability. When it comes to partnering with God in restoring all things back to Him it shouldn't or doesn't necessarily mean that things are going to be comfortable. It goes against everything God had in mind in the beginning of time.
So, for the point of this not being exactly the way i thought things would be, i'm glad we are here. And now for some more family guy.rick is awesome

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