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BSU Wrap Up for the Year_summer 2011

BSU Wrap Up for the Year_summer 2011

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Published by StaceyGreg Xander
BSU at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
BSU at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

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Published by: StaceyGreg Xander on Jul 08, 2011
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I hope with prayer and just expectation that this finds you being leveled with the love that God has for
you…
 
“It only tickles when you do it…”
 Why is that? I mean,
shouldn’t it just be simple enough: discover that friends tickle spot, that
brothers/that Aunts tickle area, and then anyone can make them laugh.
But it doesn’t work like that.Yet, laughter, isn’t that some sort of sign of intelligence or self 
-awareness or just that you are pretty hipin a crowd. How funny that the most basic of all things, being tickled, is yet so fundamentally built onthe relationship of those involved.
Funny isn’t it that the love of Christ to us is so personal, and also so“corporate.” I guess it brings to mind the statement I heard years ago as a student, that “Isn’t it
absolutely primary that we are called to trust and to believe; to be faithful people.
And for me, here isthe exciting part; it is
the part about “we”…
So if you want, listen in to what I remember from being a student; a walk down the past. There is a lot of the Christian faith that is Jesus and me; for example, we enter into the faith by personally trusting Jesus
Christ. But when we read Paul’s letters, you don’t get a Jesus and me faith; you get a Jesus and
US
faith.Maybe we should interpret how we trust to mean, not that we are walking with Jesus alone, but that weare walking with Jesus TOGETHER.Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 –
is set before Jesus was walking here on earth with the disciples, etc,. but the truthis the same;
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help themup. (NIV)
The bible seems to assume that you and I are going to fall; that we are going to be faithless people; werenot always going to trust; were going to sin; were going to collapse into a cloud of dust from time totime. But the Bible seems to say, yes it will happen but as long as we are not walking by ourselves. Thatis why Christian fellowship; the corporate sense, the church, CCF, Campus Crusade, the BSU, all of ourgroups; these things are not luxuries, they are absolute necessities. And I think that is theunderstanding I am seeking; that we must grasp that and allow ourselves to need other people.
Vulnerable…needy…
but for Him.I hope many many many of you have encouraging, yes goofy, funny and just zany memories, butuplifting and fond memories of your lives as you were connected with God and Jesus and thecommunity of fellow BSU students while you were in college. The faces have changed, most of themanyway; the phones have definitely changed, but the heart of students and their hope that no onemisses Jesus but
come to know God’s love
is still the core. It is the
always knowing that we can’t do
anything but God can do everything. That has been the heart of BSU from my experience as a lowlyfreshmen and through the years,
to today. Walking with Jesus together….the community
.

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