Blog by Catherine Miller
As I sit here writing this blog post, I can’t help but be filled with gratitude. I went home this weekend for a wedding, and unfortunately got stuck here because Texas forgot it was a part of the south and was suddenly hit with a snowstorm that locked me up with my parents. I am sitting by the fire and watching snow fall from the sky, and as thankful as I am to be in the comfort of my own home, I miss the other fellows so much. To be able to call 12 people that were mere strangers just 6 short months ago MY people is nothing short of the Lord’s abundant grace and kindness.
The fellowship is really weird. It’s hard, and my job is so unlike any job my other recently graduated friends have. Sometimes my job looks like testing out new horses for trail rides, running paintball, reallocating all the leaves on camp, redoing sand volleyball courts, trash runs, or facing my fears of reptiles in the nature center. All in one day. Just kidding, but at least all in one week. Parts of the job are so fun, but a lot of it is really challenging. But even the hard things are fun because of the people I get to do it with.
Each of the fellows are so different. Like extremely different. We have vastly different interests and hobbies, but put all of that aside, and we have the most important thing in common. We all love the Lord more than anything and will do whatever it takes to help each other look more like Jesus. The first day back in Van after Christmas break, there was the most beautiful sunrise. I’ve always loved sunrises, but this particular one was different. It just hit me that the Lord’s hand is so clearly moving in my life and in the other fellows’ lives, and how lucky I am that I get a front row seat. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. 2020 has been a weird year to say the least - a year filled with unknown, fear, and constant change. But how cool is it that we serve a God that is trustworthy and unchanging, regardless of the circumstances around us. He is faithful and provides for His children. If there is one thing I have learned from the Fellowship, it’s that hard things are hard. I used to seek comfort and consistency above all else and avoid a lot of hard stuff. But hard is so worth it if it means being brought to the foot of the cross and fighting for righteousness. The Lord is just so kind! I love my job and I really love the people I get to do it with.
Legacy Fellow XV