Friday, June 17, 2011


No, the other Survivor.  The guys who did a bunch of music for Rocky movies.  In particular, "In the Burning Heart."

"In the warrior's code is no surrender.
Though his body says stop, his spirit cries, 'Never!'"

On this, the last day, I found myself losing steam during the rotations, and this song came to mind.  I realized there is something within that drives us to continue even when we wonder if we can.  I might rewrite the text slightly for VBS...

"In the volunteer's code is no surrender.
Though her body says stop, His Spirit cries, 'Never!'"

I think most of us who volunteered for VBS feel spent about now.  It's been a great week.  Wonderful kids, all excited to learn about compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, and more.  Recreation.  Music.  Art.  Drama.  Small group.  My body was saying stop sometime on Thursday.  But the Spirit--not MY spirit, but THE Spirit--cried "Never!"  It is the indwelling Spirit, God with us, that drove us to the end.  Amen.

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