I was pretty down yesterday after a great Easter celebration. My foot has been broken for about two months although I just found that out on Wednesday. As much fun as the day was, I wallowed a little bit. You see, I'm not a big fan of time off. I love sports, and I love working out. A few months off will be tough for me.
I got up early this morning and spent some extended time with the Lord. I'm reading a book about God making himself known for the good of the whole world. As I prayed through it, my perspective changed. It's not that I stopped caring about my foot. It's just that I was reminded of something way more important.
God is great. And through Christ, we are accepted by him! It was nice to be quiet and alone with God today.
As I prayed, I started jotting down some things that I am thankful for. My salvation, my wife, and our baby (who is due in a month!) were at the top of the list. But what God has done here in Blacksburg and in Campus Outreach at Tech were right up there too.
I wrote out a "State of the Ministry" to summarize how God is multiplying his goodness through college students this year at Tech. I hope it is an encouragement to you as it was to me.