Sept 3RD: SLOWING DOWN
I woke up at 6 and made tea. Nancy and I shared tea and read from our book about 45 min. I packed my back and caught the bus towards the Universidad Nacional de Encarnacion. I live two blocks from the bus station and about 7 miles from the university. My classes go from 7:30-12:30. It rained all morning.
We had lunch at about 1 pm. (lunch is the big meal of the day) and then Nicole read from her little devotional booklet. After the reading of scripture, our conversation took a spin into what the bible says about the end times and how God will gather us in that final day. Nicole had tears in her eyes as we shared about the work of atonement of Christ for us. I believe teenagers can be very sensitive to the Spirit and some often struggle with the security of their salvation. Nicole asked, if God came back to take us right after a committed a sin, like getting upset with someone, will I not make it to heaven. I remember struggling with the security of my salvation at about that age.
The day was cold and rainy. The weather has been crazy. This is the longest winter in more than a decade. We have had cold cool days since April. As I am writing this, we are in the high 40’s F. Most homes are not isolated or equipped with heating units, which makes these cold fronts very real.
Saturdays, whenever we are not speaking at a church or involved in some kind of event, we try to slow down the pace. In another hour or so, we will have another cup of tea and then called it a day. Thanks for hanging out.