the back corner of the main lodge sort of became the hangin and chill (literally) while the 16 students did their thing on the slopes. i’ll admit tubing was amazing, even in -20 chill factored wind. while here i began working through eldredge’s walking with God. didn’t get far enough in to it as i would have liked but some nuggets appeared in the attempt. many words ring true, but these words seem to resonate…
God disciplines us for our good, the we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. therefore strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. (Hebrews 12:10-13)
healed. as in fixed. restored. made whole. The bible says we can’t hope to walk the path God would have us walk without the healing of our souls.
this healing is an idea that i keep walking back into. it seems… right now… in this season of our family’s life that’s what we are working on. the metaphors i’ve walked through the last 24 hours help to play out this theme. watching some of the students head off to the bunny hill to attempt make their investment work or on the other end the almost wreckless adventure of young men who risk boarding down the hill in the dark amongest the trees that are images from a pre CHRISTmas narnia. there’s a balance somewhere in between. but our healing and our confidence in the finished work in Christ seem to be key to it all.