August 05, 2008
Debriefing & Devotion
Many of us are so used to the idea of debriefing, that sometimes we forget that others aren’t. To one unfamiliar, the procedure was summed up with unexpected humor. Overheard from one team member to another: “We’re going to debrief. But don’t worry, you can keep your pants on."
Other interesting and priceless comments and observations:
“Did you dis’ Jesus today?"
“Motor City can Get In The Car, especially if they’re from Cadillac!"
“My feet feel like over-ripe tomatoes!"
“I never said you HAD to. It was just a suggestion… with force!"
"You have BLUE hair!" and "You HAVE blue hair!"
"You may have blue hair, but you're not a 'blue-hair'."
Where did you see GOD today?
“In the strength found to overcome physical struggles: heat, humidity, Tyvek suits, weariness."
“In the homeowner baking brownies for the remediation team."
“In feeling the emotions of other people and feeling Christ in the hugs of strangers."
“In the laughter and friendship we found."
“In watching the team become self directed and independent."
“In the people who drove by, saw us working, and waved."
“In GOD giving us a Fond Du Lac native as a last minute team addition – Jordan the human GPS."
I saw GOD most remarkably when assignments were given for the next day.
A different volunteer was assigned Safety Lead at the job site. I was reassigned to the Spiritual Team. I felt I had my necessary experience on the job site. I had passed that test. I had waited patiently and my willingness was rewarded. So, now, I was nervous about the new job….
Devotion: An open letter to the team.
Romans 13:8 “Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law."
When I was 13, I wanted to save the world, but I had no idea how. And I didn’t know anyone who knew how. It ended up being a long time before I met someone who could help me. And that is when I started my journey with Christ.
Today, our amazing youth team showed me who I always wanted to be. By loving one another, even strangers in need. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be for you, what was missing in my life. Therefore, your love is the fulfillment of the law.
Posted by jaselin at August 5, 2008 01:08 PM