Thursday, December 25, 2008

away from home for the holidays

Like all years since we moved to Wisconsin, Sarah and I are not returning home for the holidays because we have a student conference that takes place after Christmas and before new years that we need to be ready for. A coworker set me strait the other day when we were all complaining about not being with family at this time of year (he is also from California, Northern California actually but we will not hold it against him) He said that serving these conferences is the perfect task for this Christmas season, yes we want to be with family but isn’t serving others exactly what Jesus did? Isn’t that what we are celebrating? I dug my toe into the warn carpet and thought about that…as hard as it is to accept, he is right, I feel that God has us right where he wants us, and for me that means driving a big truck down to Atlanta Georgia the day after Christmas to help facilitate and tech InterVarsity's Black Student Conference; and Sarah will be driving to Chicago to organize childcare at InterVarsit's Grad and Faculty Conference.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:00 PM

    A large family of loved ones in Southern Calif. dearly misses you both.
    That same family is incredibly proud of both Sarah and Matt for following Gods direction.
    We pray for your safety as well as your openness in understanding and fulfilling GOD's desire in your lives.
    You are BLESSED
    We send our love
    Mom and Dad Kirk