Posé

Posé: A pause or rest stop along the Voyageurs' portage trail. Usually about ½ mile apart. We invite you to take a pause in your day to reflect and pray with us.  

 With the school year coming to a close I am looking at a hefty load of finals and presentations over the next couple weeks. To add to the inevitable procrastination that comes from Netflix and Facebook, my head is lost somewhere deep inside God's great north woods as I am eagerly waiting to get back to camp for the summer.

As I was thinking about camp, I realized how I'm always waiting for something. Waiting for school to end, waiting till tomorrow to start the paper, waiting to graduate, waiting to speak up, waiting to commit, or waiting for camp to start.   It's hard to imagine what your day would be without anticipating something that is yet to come.

But what if in this moment, amidst total chaos and stress, is actually something you'll never forget? Something God is so excited for you to see or be apart of. It seems cliché, like something people write in graduation cards: "Live for the moment" or "Enjoy your 20's- they go fast". We always look to these moments of so much excitement or great magnitude, but if I've learned anything in college it's that the late night talks with your roommate, the random texts from a faraway friend or family member, or the last minute decisions to go get ice cream with a friend but then having to stay up later to study because of it... these are the moments that make you feel deeply loved and excited about life.

So as you wait, because that does seem to be inevitable, may that be waiting for camp, or summer, or something else, remember to live in the moment because who knows what God could be showing you right now.  

Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created. Esther 4:14 

-Hannah Davidson                                                                                                           Augsburg College
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Virginia
VLM Camper 2004-2011 and Summer Staff 2014, 2015