I think I can speak for every student on campus (or currently not on campus!) in saying that we’re all thankful it’s Heartland Convention. Whether we’re home or still at Dordt because of forensics, sports, etc., we’re thankful to have a few days to catch up on homework and sleep and maybe some dorm cleaning (mine definitely needed it!) :) Break is great because we can actually take time to enjoy the weather, maybe spend time with family, or set aside more time with God! (Remember the challenge from our First Monday’s Speaker, Dr. Chuck DeGroat, for this week? If you're not currently a Dordt student or weren't able to attend, he asked us to take 30 uninterrupted minutes to spend time alone with God.)
With all of this presented, and everybody's mindset earlier this week striving towards Wednesday night (unless you’re a nursing major, then Thursday) :), something stopped me in my tracks during Chorale on Monday. A fellow alto did devotions for the class, as is custom every Monday to rotate between sections, and a point she made really hit me. Even though we’re all living for the long weekend, we also need to realize that Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were also ordained by God as gifts for us, too! That really shed a new light on the class-part of the week for me.
Weekends are great, yes!! But so is the week. Days chock full of learning, worshipping, practicing, fellowshipping, working, and sleeping are also gifts from the Lord. Shoutout to Dordt for giving us these opportunities all the time!
In saying that, I hope you enjoy the rest of your break and are ready to get back to those crazy busy but wonderful class-filled days on Monday. :)