1st year MACP student Katie Jensen writes about joining MHGS Student Leadership this Spring as a member of Sacred Space.
As per the typical experience at Mars Hill Graduate School, my first semester was a challenging one. Yet I have discovered that out of the dark mystery of the unknown is birthed the creative rawness of glorious new beginnings.
Though I still feel often lost in the darkness, I’m learning to close my eyes, listen for the music, and am gaining to courage to sing along. I’ve been on a journey of voice: discovering my voice, using my voice, and loving my voice. This road stretchesout before me to the horizon, and I am, for now, set upon it. Joining Sacred Space at MHGS is for me a step of faith in this direction. For I believe that I have something of value to bring and am putting myself in a position to offer it.
Of the four realms of MHGS Student Leadership, I chose Sacred Space because cultivating and nurturing the Spiritual atmosphere of the school and inviting students into interaction with the Holy taps into a yearning in my spirit that I’m just beginning to put words to. I have often pondered the concept of “dwelling” and noticed how an atmosphere can shape the people in an environment. I want to be a part of this at MHGS, and use my voice to shape and bless an institution that has so greatly shaped and blessed me. So for this season, I’m compelled to open my mouth, to not let fear of going off key keep me from singing, and journey forward as I walk through Sacred Space.