05/18/2008 at 6:09 pm 2 comments

i’ve been thinking about this one for some time now and haven’t had time to write about it. it’s kind of hard to put into words, but try to follow me…

i’ve had some great opportunities the past few summers to be a part of a wonderful ministry. i’ve met so many amazing people, built some lasting friendships, and got to love on & share the gospel with some cool kids/youth leaders. this summer, i’ll be doing ministry but a different area than i’m used to. when, where, or how doesn’t really matter though; i still get to invest in people and share about Christ and things that actually matter.

i had coffee with a friend a few weeks/months ago and after our conversation i was reminded of God’s great love for His people. we see it throughout scripture. love is so central. it’s key. it’s God. my friend was dealing with some things, and i just couldn’t stop thinking about how God genuinely cares. about the small things, about the big things, about all things.  He’s gone out of His way, above & beyond everything we deserve- so that He would be our God and we would be His people. out of love.

my dad said something to me the other day about how he’s realizing that his ultimate calling is to be a servant. it’s pretty simple, i know, but so true. we’re called to serve. we’re called to love.

to love the people that God loves so much. it kind of struck me: we’re called to love the same ones that He loves. not that we could ever do it the way He does, but still. for the first time i saw it as an honor. it’s kind of hard to explain and put into words. if you know what i’m talking about, think about it- God calls us to love in person, in flesh, daily, the same ones that He sent His Son to die for, to rescue, to bring life and hope to.

what an honor!



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mikedawg  |  06/02/2008 at 1:24 am

    hey hey droogsma, it’s maitlen! I just saw that you have a blog from your facebook. I have one too! I think you can click on my name and it will take you to it.

    anyway, there was a period of time this past year or so where love was all I could think about, and how it is such a necessity in life, perhaps THE necessity of life. I think it’s important to always do your best to love people because you never know what they’re going through. Anywho, good stuff and I’ll try and keep up with your blog.

    P.S. If you need some help with the youth group or anything at all, please let me know. I told Brad that I’m available and I’d love to get involved. Holler!

  • 2. Sarah Mac  |  06/11/2008 at 2:57 am

    you need to blog more! i have you on my list of blogs but it’s never updated.


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