This last week on Monday, October 15ththe Campus went on our legendary trip to Bob’s Corn Maze up in Snohomish. Starting at 7:15 pm it looked to be a particularly stormy evening but the rain chose to let up. However what was left behind was a layer of mud at times a whole shoe or more deep. Bob himself warned us just how messy it would get as if that could stop us crazy kids instead it was a challenge.
Halfway through was a bonfire to warm up and have some campfire worship before continuing the adventure as we slipped, sloshed and stormed ahead. We battled dead ends, wrong turns, misplaced signs, and brothers jumping out of the corn for a quick scare to complete the maze in one piece. In fact we took more away with us afterwards in the form of mud both on, and in, our shoes, pants, and for those who fell or practiced their very best penguin slide on our shirts as well.
It ended up being another fantastic evening of laughter, shouts, and camaraderie. It really got me to thinking about the parallels between a corn maze and our spiritual lives. We will face dead ends, messy decisions, confusing choices, and long circular paths that end up taking us back to where we began but in the end we will emerge from the maze. But just like the Bible says we need each other, it is the people we have beside us who can encourage, push and help us as we charge ahead through every obstacle, rejoicing in the experience of living.
By Devin Hackett Sr. University of Washington
“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed,”
1 Peter 1: 6-7.