New Student Retreat was amazing!!!! I loved it. It really helped me see things in a different light and definitely helped me in my faith... which I wasn't sure it was going to do.
I loved the talk we had the first night. We talked about how we know God loves us because it's been drilled into us. Yes God loves me blah blah blah. I know. But I don't always feel it.
But the way they put it was cool. CJ (I think that was his name) asked us if we knew that God liked us? Which is weird to think about. Does he like who we are? Or does he just love us because he has to. Of course he likes us... he made us... It's just cool to think.. "oh God likes my weird laugh... or God likes my hair..." Then he asked if we thought God would like to spend time with us? Which is also an odd concept. He said God would rather play video games with us than keep Jupiter spinning for instance. That's kinda crazy :D
We had a crazy dance party that night which was really fun but.... I have no rhythm and can't dance. I wasn't really embarrassed though because I knew people were all going crazy and weren't going to make fun of me for something so insignificant as the stupid way I "dance"... or pelvic thrust through a dance circle. Tehe.
Saturday we had a lot of free time which was fun. I really liked the worship that night though because they had 4 seniors talk about their testament. I really related to one of the girls because
1.) she used to go to my gymnastics a million years ago and I remembered her.
2.) she talked about body image issues which I kind of have.
I loved her message though. She was talking about how God made you the way you are and yes you should strive to be healthy but he thinks you're beautiful. If you're a size 0 or 4 or 14 he still loves you... God doesn't care how big your legs are or if your eyelashes aren't dark enough. Which is comforting. I wish everyone was like that.
After that we did our skits. Which were hilarious. It was awesome to see humor that didn't have to be mean or extremely vulgar.. it's nice sometimes.
Ok I'm almost done. Bah. My favorite song this weekend ----> "and if our God is for us then who could ever stop us." I like that line. It's comforting. And it's not a question. It's a fact. That's just how it is. It's a lot harder to believe in that than to ignore it. In my opinion. It's hard to believe in something you can't hold in your hands. You just have to jump I guess.