You're probably wondering what's so important about that number. Does the 24 refer to the number of hours in a day? Is 24 my age? Am I going to discuss why 24 was voted one of the three strangest number in the universe according to John Baez? Am I talking about the hit Fox show about CTU agent Jack Bauer? The number 24 is associated with priesthood in the Bible, so am I referring to that? Am I referring to the number of elders wearing crowns who are sitting on thrones near the heavenly throne of God in Revelations 4: 1-4?
Although these are all great guesses and some we should look into, especially the latter ones, none of these are why I started my first student blog with the number 24. It has been exactly 24 days since I was picked to be a student blogger for Urbana. I still can't believe I was chosen to blog about my journey to Urbana. I applied for this position without even the slightest thought that I would get chosen, but here I am.
Three and half weeks later, I'm just writing my first blog post. The reason it took me 24 days to start blogging is because I was very intimidated, and to be honest I still am. Although I did pretty well in English class in high school, I wasn't confident that my writing skills would be good enough to be read by hundreds of potential readers. I have never had a blog before and I don't know the first thing about blogs. But then I remembered what Paul the Apostle wrote to the Philippians, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I believe that there is an ultimate reason why I was picked and that God has something in store for me at Urbana.
As of right now, I don't have a definitive answer as to what I'm going to write about but I have a few ideas. You can expect me to write about what's happening here with the UConn InterVarsity chapter. I'm currently taking a Philosophy class about morality and ethics, so I might blog about that if I find the coursework for the week is relevant. When I'm at a loss for ideas to blog about you can expect me to write about the Lectionary for the week or prayers of the Syrian Orthodox church.
This is definitely going to be one heck of a rollercoaster with quite a few ups and downs. Urbana 15 will be my first Urbana and I don't know what to expect. Everyone that I've talked to who has previously attended Urbana has said it's a life-changing experience and I don't doubt that. We are currently 94 days away from our lives being changed at Urbana. I encourage you all to walk with me on this journey to Urbana. I hope to see you in St. Louis at the end of the year. Please keep me and the rest of the student bloggers in your prayers as I'm sure this will be an extremely tough task towards the end.