Earlier this year we had the privilege of returning to one of our favorite places on earth… Ålesund, Norway. This city is special to us for many reasons, but its the rich history of revival that continues to inspire many that found a permanent place in our hearts. It’s also not difficult to get caught up in the breath-taking beauty of the region with its snow capped mountains and network of islands. VERY Narnia esque. Both Kat and I would frequently pause with wide-eyed wonder and say to the other, “Just look at this place!”
Between teaching at the YWAM Creative DTS, ministering in local churches, and just spending time exploring the city with friends our hearts were filled with so much joy. Truly our God is a masterful artist and His creation witnesses to this night and day! Remember to pay attention to the surroundings God has placed you in. There is beauty everywhere if you make the time to just be present. Go on walks, lie in the grass, or just get lost in the woods for a while. It’s all good medicine for the soul. Everyone of us needs to be reminded at times that we’re not human “doings” but human beings. So carve out that place where you can come face to face with the Master, and like the clay on the wheel, be re-shaped and re-formed by His loving commitment to making you look like him.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”