The night before I left for college, Carole-Marie and I watched the sunset.
Together, we sat there watching the sun go down in Memorial Park, Sugar Land.
And down it went as I sat there in Sugar Land.
College is really good for a person. Because by your senior year you get to feeling like you’re on top of the world. Because, at the time, you are on top of your world. But college is so refreshing, because here I am at the bottom again. A gentle reminder that I’m not all that great. A gentle reminder that I’m not top stuff. A reminder that I’m another simple member of society. Not in a demeaning sense, but in a humbling sense.
In this short week, I’ve realized how young I really am. How young I still am. When you’re on the top of your world it’s easy to get the idea that you’re much older and more mature than you really are. Reality is sinking in and I see that I’d been getting ahead of myself. It’s not wrong to think of the future. After all, when I’m driving I look at the road ahead of me. It would be foolish and even dangerous not to. But, living in the future and getting ahead of oneself may not be the wisest thing to do. I have a tendency to do this. I think it’s roots are in a lack of faith. I get to planning the future because I want to be in control of it rather than my trusting God with it.
I love ACU because of it’s focus on God. Already, this week, I’ve felt my faith growing. I’ve felt my love for Christ growing. Being in an environment like this, you can’t help but grow closer to God. Being surrounded by others who love God and hold the same core values as me is so reassuring of God’s power.
I love ACU because of it’s focus on God. Academics are obviously an important part of college. For many it is the very purpose of college. But, ACU sees things differently. ACU is concerned with one’s academics, but is much much more concerned with one’s spirituality; much much more concerned with one’s relationship to the Creator of everything.
This morning I went to a sunrise devotional.
I sat there watching the ascending sun, singing with other students.
As it came up we worshiped the Lord with voiced raised in Abilene.