As we head into fall, we asked Nate, our Summer Intern, to share his summer thoughts.
Each summer, I pick a song that represents the places I’ve witnessed God working. I feel that Switchfoot’s “Where the Light Shines Through” captures the current outworking of God’s mission here. The song reminds us that it is often in the hurting places that Christ’s love brings healing. “The wound is where the light shines through; the wound is where the light finds you.” Here is one story from many that shows how the Inner Hope community has participated in healing this summer.
This summer was Zimri’s first at camp. He had not wanted to come to camp and was furious at being sent, so refused to take part in any activities. Yet, as the hours of watching began to pile up, I started to hear about the wound leading to this behaviour. Zimri, though young, had been supporting his depressed friends. Two of these friends had gone missing shortly before camp. Zimri felt responsible, worried, and unable to act. For Zimri, camp became the needed opportunity to be heard rather than to listen, to be hurting rather than help, and to see joy rather than sorrow. God worked through this unconventional camp experience to show Zimri that he is loved and cherished, and to open him to the need for a divine Saviour.
On behalf of Zimri, I would like to thank you. Your support proclaims the love of our God.