New Year, Same God
New Year, Same GodI used to think that it was ludicrous that God is the same God today, yesterday, and tomorrow. I used to see that as a weakness. How could a God like that not change and grow over time? But my thinking was confined and ignorant. God does not change, and that is an excellent thing. God is not a human. God does not need to change because he is perfect. He is love, grace, and mercy. This is such good news to me because it means I can trust God. He will be there. He won't change. He will never leave me or forsake me. So I go into this new year knowing that it will be another year that I can trust in God's goodness and grace. And even when I don't choose him, even when I fail at my new year resolutions, there he will be waiting for me to come back to him.
2019 was a year full of new life and growth. I started the year out as an elementary school teacher in the special education department, and ended as a campus minister at UTD. I was blessed by both of these jobs, and learned a lot from both. As a teacher I learned how to multitask, how to work with a wide variety of people, and how to be flexible. As a minister I am learning so much. I have learned a lot about God's love and grace for us, sharing God with others, and intimacy with God. I hope to learn a lot more this year, and I am excited to see how God uses this job to help me grow.
Our Christmas party was so much fun this year. We were able to invite another ministry along side ours, and turned the party into an outreach opportunity. We started by going over the story of Jesus through Christmas songs and individuals sharing. After that, we did some Christmas Karaoke and activities. It was a great opportunity to reach out to some new students at UTD and meet people that might not feel comfortable coming to one of our larger group meetings.