“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.” -C.S Lewis
If you would ask me years ago what my passion in life would be, pursuing a deep relationship with God would be one of the last things to come to my mind. I'm sure that sentiment would have been affirmed by many of my teachers who had to contend with the rambunctious class clown I was as a student. It is astonishing to me the path God sets for us, and how greatly He effects our lives and at the time we do not see it. For me it started with a curiosity brought on by many of the same reasons I have been drawn into the pursuit of a career in law enforcement. I felt drawn to understand the darkest parts of humanity, and in that I found the contrast to that darkness was the light of God. The old saying goes "you don't know what you have until it is gone" - well in pondering what was missing in the hearts of those who commit themselves to the wrong path, I found a yearning to search for something greater than myself and a want for answers to the great questions of existence.
In pursuit of answers to those questions I found myself taking courses in world religions and The Bible. As the stirring of my spirit continued I found myself visiting The Gathering more and more. It seemed that they noticed this yearning in my soul because they soon asked me to start a youth group for the church. That responsibility and what I learned over the years spending time and growing with friends who also deepened in their faith was essential in my walk with God. Having a support structure to nurture my spirit was and is still a blessing. After a few years I was asked to start speaking at the services and I discovered a passion the likes of which I had not found before. This opportunity had helped me to think through theological concepts and apply them to my life in a way that made my faith real to me and allows me to grow in my understanding of our faith and to share it in a meaningful way.
Today I find myself far from who I was years ago, while I still have a drive for law enforcement, my true life passion is in learning more about God and teaching His wonders to others. I hope to incorporate both into my life as I continue on this path bringing both interests together to serve the Kingdom of God.
I am currently going through EMT training to prepare myself for a law enforcement or other public service career, as well as pursuing a bachelor's degree in pastoral studies. One of the greatest gifts that God gives us is a hope for the future and an attitude of gratitude. I look forward to many more opportunities to make a difference, and am thankful for the opportunities already provided to me.
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Quinn Robertson, Youth Leader