Welcome Back!

This is it- a new semester. That means new classes, schedule, homework, and more, but also what I'm sure was the highly anticipated return of the weekly Cru's Letter! I am super excited to be back on campus, and while getting back to class isn't the greatest, getting back to friends and another semester with Cru is reason enough to be excited. We've got plenty of awesome opportunities coming up this semester, and it all starts with our first weekly meeting, tonight at 7:30 in Wilbur Cross. I hope to see all of you there!

Purpose. It's a word that gets thrown a lot, but also a word that can be easily forgotten, confusing, or downright scary. What is my purpose?

Think about this... if someone handed you an invention that you had never seen before, you wouldn't know the invention's purpose, and the invention itself wouldn't be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner's manual could reveal the invention's true purpose. If you haven't grasped what I'm going for with that example, we are the invention and God created us. We can't decide what our purpose is, our Creator does that (He did conveniently provide us an owner's manual- the Bible- to help us out).

Too often we look in the mirror and say, "What do I think I should be doing with myself and my life," instead of asking the right question, which is, "God, what have you created me for, and what would you have me do with my life?" He created us for a purpose, and simply put that purpose is to know God and to bring Him glory. God has a plan for all of us, and living out that plan, thus bringing glory to God, is the way to a purpose-filled life. It is the only way to find true satisfaction and joy (even cooler than happiness). But, as was said, it can't begin with ourselves, finding our purpose begins with our Creator.

Wake up and tell yourself, "I want to know God and bring Him glory." Know God more, and ask Him to direct your steps- I promise you He will.  

Job 12:10 
In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

In Christ,

Scott Thomson