Sunday, October 2, 2011

just add water

Tonight I am physically exhausted. For the last three nights, I haven't slept well. At all. And last night I had to sleep on the floor, in a gym, in a crowded room, with mostly strangers. But it was a night that I would repeat again.

Our youth group attended our region's fall rally in Watson Chapel. The theme for the weekend was Just Add Water, shark weekend. The afternoon games included water. The scripture focus was the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.

We ended Saturday's activities with a Living Water Ceremony. While the kids were in small group meetings, several of the adult leaders worked to transform the gym, with an indoor "fire pit" and six stations which the kids would visit before ending the night.

The band Visitor Parking started with a few songs around the fire pit, and then the kids moved through the stations,

reading scripture, praying, worshipping.

It was powerful,




And so worth every tired, achy bone I'm feeling tonight.

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