"Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, that your soul shall live." Isaiah 55:3
It’s easy for me to be here, surrounded by 18-22 year olds, and not find myself consumed with other voices besides that of the Lord. The voices of the world, the one’s of my peers that I hear every day on the way to class, the one’s that talk about identities in GPA’s and identities in cheap beer – those voices are louder sometimes. They yell. They hurt my ears and they hurt my heart.
God’s voice is different. His voice is quiet – it’s faithful, it’s constant, it’s steadfast, but it whispers. I can’t hear it at all sometimes, until I listen close. I have to tune out all the other shouting. But as soon as I do, I catch His whisper, and it stills my soul. Just like that and I’m still.
My fellowship here, Chi Alpha, strives to be a light on my campus. We seek to eliminate the shadows at UVa. If you have the chance, can I ask you to pray for college students today? There are so many here that can’t hear God’s whisper. He’s pushed aside; He’s not listened to. But He’s speaking and He has great news to proclaim. Pray that His voice would be shouted from rooftops, especially during this season of Advent. And that I can do what I’m called to do, to listen to His whisper and to tell everyone about it.
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Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.