CIY MOVE 2016: Day 4

ciy butterfly

Kingdom Workers are Changed. This is one of many truths that we have been encountered with during our time in Holland Michigan. The themes for the week are coming from Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus.

We started with Ephesians 4:17 which says “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.”

Matt Christian, one of our speakers for the week explained it like this, “Paul doesn’t say you’re wrecked, he says its time to grow up and venture out in the strength that God gave you.” In both the Morning and Evening sessions the illustration of a caterpillar going through metamorphosis was used. Renew, Retrain, Replace. Those words can apply to a caterpillar and the process it goes through. It applies to us as well.
Stickers were passed out among the auditorium, we were called to write on the back casing of the sticker, the things that we no longer wanted to burden us, on the front of the sticker we wrote the exact opposite of the back. We wrote of the things we want Jesus to change. Pieces of plexi- glass was passed around and we put the sticker on it. The MOVE staff then put together a ginormous butterfly from the glass to symbolize the change that Jesus can do within us because Kingdom Workers are changed.
Though our time in Holland is coming to an end soon we still continue to pray for God to use the time to MOVE within the students here. It’s amazing to see the impact of the teachings and time together.