But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.9 Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. (Micah 7:7-9)
Last weekend, our family was able to be together for Easter Sunday. The Berthiaume family tradition is to make cinnamon rolls on holidays and Easter is the last one until… Thanksgiving! It’s a long way to go, but something to look forward to.
Easter itself is something we look forward to, isn’t it? Just as we have celebrated the resurrection of Christ, we look forward to our own resurrection one day. There are many unknowns, a lot of time and space, between now and the time when we’ll see God face to face. It’s not all easy or pretty either.
As Micah reminds us, even as we know and acknowledge God’s power in our lives, we ourselves mess up and sin. I was so surprised at reading verse 8 that I checked several other versions and a Bible commentary to be sure I understood Micah correctly. J. Benson says, “Because I am sensible, I have highly offended him by my idolatry, injustice and un-mercifulness.” There’s no way around the obvious that as I wait on the Lord to rescue me, I am also dependent on him for his forgiveness, love and restoration to me. How true to life these verses are and how grateful I am for Micah’s pen in recording them.
We have some wonderful events to look forward to in the next coming weeks. Be on the look out for announcements for theses and doctoral dissertation defenses, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, May 5th! These are celebratory times where together we can experience all that is learned and wait, with anticipation, all that God will do through our graduates!
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- April 14 Last day to schedule a thesis defense
- April 15 Comps and Qualifying Exams
- April 22 SBA Spring Picnic
- April 24 Mural Dedication
- April 26 Baccalaureate Service during Transform
- May 1-2 Study Days, No Classes, Offices Open
- May 3 Pancakes for Students
- May 3-4 Final Exam Days
- May 5 Commencement
- May 6 Trinity South Arts Bluegrass Concert
- May 15 May Extended Term Begins
- May 29 Memorial Day – DIU Closed
- June 6 Summer Term Starts
- June 10 Nations Cup Golf Tournament
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Harper
Dr. Harper has published his Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Haggai: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor University Press). Dr. Harper teaches Greek 1-2 (among other courses) here at DIU as part of the Applied Linguistics department.
Trinity South Arts welcomes the Purple Hulls for an evening of bluegrass fun on Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM in the Event Center. Talented identical twins Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark were raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas. Their solid family values provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic, acoustic driven music. The “Hulls” spent several years in Nashville honing their craft, writing for Sony Publishing, touring with various artists as side musicians, and doing session work. Since back in Texas, they have toured extensively across the country and abroad, releasing four studio projects. Details and free tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/PurpleHulls2023