I was reminded of the term BFR at the end of May as myself and three young guys braved the swarms of black flies and marked and trailblazed a new access trail to The Cabin from the north side of East Haven Mountain that is routed alongside two huge BFRs. We were generously given access to this side of the mountain by the neighboring landowner who helped us route the trail, and he suggested these two huge boulders would make for an interesting route up the mountain to The Cabin.
Over the years, The Cabin has become a special place, or may I use the words of a friend of mine, a “sacred place,” for people to encourage and grow their faith among God’s creation and friends. Walking the trail together up the mountain to a cabin perched at the top with a view of the White Mountains has provided a shared experience that many of us look forward to year after year.
The Cabin has become a BFR - Big Faith Resource - that helps build our faith by providing a common experience as we walk the trail to the top and share our lives with each other. I recently heard a pastor, Jim Burgen, describe how we build faith through a “shared experience in the same direction,” and Eugene Peterson writes about discipleship in his book “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” I am grateful for this new trail, and hope that the two BFRs along this trail will cause us to stop along the way and ask ourselves, “where does our true faith lie?” Does it lie in things like riches, titles and accomplishments that are here today and gone tomorrow, or does it lie in a trusting faith in Jesus Christ where our faith grows as we walk together in the same direction with him?
Thanks to all of you who continue to help us at EHMI keep The Cabin mission strong for generations to come!
Encourage – Help – Mentor – Invite