We're Rolling

Welcome to the Cru's Letter! For those of you who haven't seen it before, you can expect to find a devotional, upcoming events, weekly event information and any other important Cru updates. I'm so excited that you all are a part of Cru at UConn- it's going to be an incredible year! Before going any further there are a few critical things to note:

1) The Cru cookout originally scheduled for this Saturday will now no longer be this Saturday- keep an eye out for a new date coming soon!


2) This Saturday, there will be a Women's brunch event for those of you new to Cru! It's going to be a sweet time- More info can be found below and on the Facebook page.


It's that time of the semester where everything starts picking up speed- classes, homework, events, you name it. Time is definitely flying... but not always because we're having fun. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed, feeling like college is just a breeze, or you're somewhere in the middle, I would challenge you to not lose sight of what's truly most important as we get rolling this year. It's so easy to push our faith and push God to the back burner when there are other things going on- I know from experience. Sometimes it can feel like you have a million and a half other things to take care of before you can even start to think about spending time with Him. That's when we need to call a timeout. Let's look at a passage that truly speaks to this- Luke 10: 38-42.

38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,”the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,42but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Have you ever felt like Martha? Worried about everything that needs to get done, and all the preparations to be made? I certainly have, even in the past couple of weeks. Jesus reminded her that there is truly only one thing that is needed- Himself. I would encourage you to remember that, especially as things continue to build up. Continue to put forth your best effort and act responsibly, but don't let yourself get so sucked in to everything around you that you lose sight of what is better. Jesus will not leave us, and he wants you and me to rest in Him, to spend time with Him, and to invest in our relationship with Him. Let's continue to do that- it will make all the difference. 

Isaiah 26:4
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

In Christ,

Scott Thomson