We are back from high school retreat and all I can wonder is, did what happened there shape us for the rest of the school year?
This year’s high school retreat was rainy and sunny, both in the weather and with the people. As teenagers, we’re still in the process of metamorphosis; we’re still trying to figure out who we are and where we are at in our walk with Jesus. So, at the retreat, both conflict and love were apparent. Through competition, many of us struggled with love for each other. However, as the days progressed and with the wisdom of our speaker, Aaron Cramer, love and friendship began to triumph over bitterness and conflict. From my eyes, I noticed God beginning to shine through more and more of our words, our laughter, and our smiles. So, though it was evident on the retreat that we’re all still in metamorphosis, God is guiding us through. He is helping to block the rain so that we have some time to let the light shine through.
To see more pictures from our high school retreat, visit our Westlake Facebook page.