Well, it might be May, but the snow was still falling this week at Alltnacriche during one of our Classroom Outdoor residentials. As young people engage with activities at our centres, whether on an SU Holiday, weekend, Classroom Outdoors residential, or a training event such as LeadUP we encourage them to stretch themselves, move out of their comfort zone, learn new skills, share together in a community.
“Into your hands I commit my spirit…” Some of Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross, in order to bring God’s cosmic rescue plan to completion, and found here in the words of David to his God. David knows that his spirit is safe only in God’s hands. He declares that God has kept him safe from the enemy and set his feet in a spacious place.
An appropriate psalm for the beginning of Holy Week. Weeping may stay for the night… Except that Jesus’ first followers couldn’t see that joy would come in the morning just two days later. They had given up everything for Jesus. Followed him for maybe three years. Seen the unexplainable. Heard the incredible. Hoped for the unimaginable. And now…?