On the Other Side

I have been going to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s library this whole week. It has been interesting to see some of the younger seminary students. It brought back a lot of memories of my seminary years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

I couldn’t help but to think about the excitement, enthusiasm and the energy that I had when I first started. It seemed like everything was new. But over a period of time, it was easy to lose the focus, the freshness and the fervor.

Now that I am at another stage of graduate studies, I have noticed that the focus and fervor is back. The difference? I think there are a lot of things that have happened to me from the seminary years until now. All the various experiences have affected my perspective on things. My perspective now compared to my seminary days is deeper and wider, which I am thankful to have even though there were a lot of bumps along the way.

Before, I was studying as a means to get somewhere. But now, my studies are a reflection of a journey that I have been on. It just has a different feel which is something hard to describe. I am just praying that what I am writing about will somehow contribute a little bit to the Kingdom work here on earth.