28 March 2011

The future is known

There was a lot of apprehension in my mind as I embarked on this trip. I wasn't leaving for college already, nor was I off to complete some great task. As simple of a trip this was, it really was the beginning of my university experience as I was securing my tertiary education. I was going to see what it would be like to be away from home, alone, supposedly grown up.
And from what I got out of my two days in my future college, this experience was going to suck. I felt so dreary and lonely in my room, classes seemed difficult, the financial field was upsetting, the people indifferent if nit apparently phony, and I was reminded again of my lack of trusted amicable relationships. I would've thought four years in a boarding school would've been of help.

My last hour at Andrews I spent paying tribute to its namesake John Nevin Andrews. A member and leader of the early Adventist Church, Andrews was the first foreign missionary, emigrating to France as a single parent. The strains of the Lord's work caused him to come down with a sickly death not too many years later. Regardless, Andrews lived for the unknown, for the adventure, for the fear of the future that is replaced by the peace of faith. He lived for the kingdom of God in the confines of earth.
Such are the footsteps I follow, where the road lies now; and in the faith of a future known to the merciful God I rest this weary soul.

1 Reactions ✈:

AndLuveTin said...

I know that you had wrote this blog last March 2011 and it's quite too late for the reaction (duh it's already November 2011 hahaha!!!),, but well this blog reminded me of how I felt when I was to be in college as well in Central Philippine Adventist College a.k.a CPAC like last 2005. I was not READY especially of 1. life in a boarding school 2. all vegetarian foods (no chicken,meat nor fish!) 3. dormitory life 4. school far from the City (no malls, no internet cafe's,etc) and 5. taking up NURSING.

But yaaayy'sss I'm just so happy that it turned out well. Though College was really hard and was full of mishaps but mostly FUN,,so far for is the BEST (for me) :D

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