Waiting with CommitmentBy Brittany Stichter on February 3, 2017
Susan Rieske spoke in this week's chapel service. The message she brought, based on 2 Corinthians 6:3-10, explored waiting with commitment—having a radical commitment to God and His mission. As she reminded us, we can have nothing but still possess everything.
Susan also reminded us that enduring our present sufferings is different from the way distance runners endure: while distance runners often seek to power through, we endure knowing that in Christ we have everything. This is a deeper, richer type of endurance. Paul was able to endure because he could see through all the suffering, hardships, trial and earthly realities and into the heavenly realities. We can do the same.
About the Speaker
Susan Rieske is a Ph.D. candidate at Wheaton College Graduate School. Her dissertation is focused on the Gospel of Matthew. She graduated with an M.Div. from Michigan Theological Seminary and has participated in various ministry contexts along with her husband, including university campus ministry and the local church.