I believe we are hard wired to ask questions around identity, purpose and belonging. Therefore friendship and hospitality provide a springboard into transformation. God will utilize all of the raw materials in our lives for the purpose of growing us up into Christlikeness. Some of the most transformative are the rich, but sometimes difficult, relationships we have with our friends and families and even our enemies.
What relationships have lead you to Christ? Initially and continually? Were they people that loved Jesus and loved you? Were they people that hurt you and you realized you could not heal yourself? What difficult circumstances have you journeyed through and friends helped carry you along? What are they ways that even your enemies have helped you grow?
- Ben Swanson
I am Benjamin Swanson. Above all else I am one loved by God. I am a former pastor’s kid in all the good and bad ways. I am a forever student. I have the great joy of finding creative ways to communicate to college students that they are God’s beloved. I do this as the College Director for Young Life in Jacksonville.