Tuesday, July 22, 2008

God is Our Rock

Summer camp 2008 is in the history books.

We had 58 campers attend our camp at Windermere on Lake of the Ozarks. I really need to mention that the staff at Windermere was excellent. Jared was the guide for my team at the Edge and did an awesome job along with all of the other guides.

I can't say just how much I appreciate all of the adult help that we have at camp. There are never any complaints about the work that needs to be done (and there is no shortage of work that needs to be done!) and everybody is focused on making sure that the kids are having fun! As always, David and Jenny Stone did an awesome job with worship time. Check out David's blog for more comments and some pics.

Our theme this year was God is our Rock and Psalm 18 was our background Scripture. The drama team put together a series of skits depicting a team of three climbers and their guide trying to make it up the mountain. In the end, we saw that it took all four of them to succeed. As we make our attempt to ascend this mountain of life, we need to have a guide that knows the way (Jesus) and we need to know that we are not in this struggle alone. God has given us pastors, teachers and friends to help us along the way. At the Edge, we learned how important it is to recognize the voice of your guide and to trust them to know what is best. In life, we get a lot of advice from a lot of different voices. Sometimes it's hard to recognize His voice among all of the others. Sometimes we want to listen to the voice of a well meaning friend that really has no experience in our situation. Sometimes the voice we hear and want to listen to is just the loudest voice. The only way to recognize and trust the voice of our Savior is to build a relationship with Him.

God is our Rock! He is a fortress and a hiding place. In Him, we are safe and secure. He is our salvation.


By the way, Pastor John's pillow fights made The Top Ten Reasons for Returning to Windermere. I don't think that I've ever really sponsored any pillow fights and believe that my reputation is one that is overstated and undeserved, (really, it wasn't my fault!) but it was nice to make the Top Ten, just the same.


Sicilian said...

John. . . . sounds like so much fun. . . . I never had camp when I was a kid. . . . my house was like camp. . . . but my girls went to camp in Arkansas and loved it.

Bilbo said...

"Pastor John's Pillow Fights" - I don't seem to remember reading about those in the Scriptures, but I suppose they can be pretty apocalyptic...