I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love BSF. BSF stands for Bible Study Fellowship. I know that there are no one-size-fits-all Bible studies or ways to get closer to the Lord, but BSF is a nearly foolproof win. For those of you who have never tried it, BSF is an international, interdenominational Bible study. They study one book or a series of related books of the Bible over the course of the school year. Participants get to do questions on the passage during the week, you discuss the questions in a small group facilitated by a trained leader, then you listen to a lecture on the passage, and finally you have a set of notes on the same verses. Looking into the Word this way has transformed me and many of my friends and family. As I write that, I think of all my wonderful friends near and far who have enjoyed BSF. I love you guys!
This year, I joined my local BSF soon after arriving to Richardson. We are studying John, one of my top three favorite books of the Bible. Right away, I was challenged by John 14 and 15 to abide in Christ and rest in the peace of the Holy Spirit. That was difficult while we were trying to decide what kind of life we would choose— missionary or rural medicine.
Over the last month or so, as Jesus has marched to the cross and then taken care of His people after the resurrection, I have seen His highly specific, individual care. He warned Peter and Judas of their betrayal, He repaired the servant’s ear, He gave the care of His mother Mary to John, He spoke to the criminals on either side, He called Mary’s name when she was looking for her Lord’s body, He reassured Thomas in his doubt, He gave Peter a chance to say “I love you” three times. He is taking care of each one of us! He is calling to us, meeting us wherever we may be. He knows what your heart needs to believe Him more, to be protected or healed. Jesus loves you! Thanks, BSF, for helping me remember my Savior’s love for me.