I haven’t updated in awhile again. Sorry about that. It’s just been a very busy summer. We had Macey’s birthday, the 4th of July and then VBS. Whew! I actually didn’t think that I’d be able to blog this week, but…here I am. Mickey and I are spending the week at a camp for children whose parent(s) is incarcerated. This is an opportunity we found out about through our church several years ago. Mickey came last year and was excited for me to join him this year. So, here I am! His job at camp this week is doing “I.T.” and “tech” stuff while my job is photography. I will have the opportunity to walk around camp all week and take pictures of the wonderful events taking place. I’m so excited to see where God leads and how He reveals Himself through every person here this week. I will do my best to check in daily here as I am able.
This morning, I got up and had quiet time while my roommate was getting ready. I didn’t have any particular devotion book to read or passage in mind when I sat down. The one thing I had was a sheet I had gotten from my summer Bible study that listed passages that correspond with various topics. I found myself drawn to Psalm 27 today and once I started reading, I knew that it was just what God had for me today. This week at camp, the theme is talking to the campers about weathering the storms of life through faith. These children have trials in their lives that most of us cannot even start to imagine and for them to have this week at camp and the affirmation of Christ is just crucial. When I read Psalm 27 (NIV) this morning, these are the passages that stood out the most to me:
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
I just feel so in awe that God lead me to that passage this morning. Those verses, in particular, blessed my heart and really reaffirmed to me exactly why we are here this week. As we all do, these precious campers need Christ. They need His salvation, protection and HOPE. It’s all about the hope. And, I can’t wait to see how God reveals Himself this week. Already He has shown me how His word prevails forever across all of time and every circumstance. I know He has such big things this week and I feel blessed to be a very small part of an amazing event!
Stay tuned and please keep camp in your prayers. Thanks!!