Out of the Mud and Mire

Out of the Mud and Mire

Mud. A literal mud pit.  A very large and deep mud pit. Filled with thick, oozy, gooey, grainy mud. When I was in junior high my new friends and I played volleyball, football with a watermelon, and just goofed around in this mud pit for hours.

“The Mud Bowl” had become an annual summer tradition in the youth group I started attending.  A gentleman from the church tilled up a portion of his yard and soaked it for days so that we could have a blast playing in the mud. Then we attempted to clean off with hoses, sprinklers, and of course, a Slip and Slide.

Later that night we came into the man’s unfinished basement to hear our youth pastor share from God’s word. In that moment, I heard something I had never had heard before.Continue reading