This past weekend I went on a retreat with my youth group, and what I'm taking home isn't the crazy games, hilarity or even the teaching.
What I loved most about the weekend was just being - together, brothers and sisters in Christ, His children, family.
Arms raised or around each other, hearts worshiping our beautiful Saviour and loving each other, souls basking in the presence of our Abba Father.
Ever so often, we all need a little taste of heaven on earth. We all need to be reminded of the beauty of our Lord.
Because we come home and we're tossed right back into the brokenness of our world.
And this world is not our home but we're here to be His image bearers and we're failing because that's what we humans do.
And here's what we can do -
we do our most very best to be the best image bearers possible.
Then we just wait patiently and in eager anticipation for our Lord because really - He knows what He's doing.
And one day we'll get to spend forever basking in the presence of out Abba Father as His children.
How beautiful is that?
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. Romans 8:19-21