Deep Freeze 2020: Student Ministry Winter Retreat
Friday, January 24, 2020, 5:00 PM - Sunday, January 26, 2020, 4:00 PM
SEE LIVES CHANGED.
There’s an illuminating story about two siblings told by Jesus. The younger squandered his father’s fortune. He traveled far, lived recklessly, and lost everything. Hopeless and hungry, he headed home. Before he could even speak his embarrassment, his father saw him in the distance and ran towards him. The father’s embrace covered the son’s deep shame with boundless grace. A party was declared. Hearing the celebration, the older brother was furious. Unlike his rebellious sibling, he’d always tried to do the right thing. Sulking outside, he refused to join the party. Again in grace, the father reminded his older son of his unyielding love. He challenged him to drop the comparison and come to the table.
No matter your past or present reality, despite your rebellion or rule-keeping, there is a place you were made to belong. God is pursuing you, inviting outsiders to come inside. To every daughter and son he is faithfully declaring, “Welcome home.”