Last night, we enjoyed a delicious dinner with a camp favorite – Pizookie (a huge cookie topped off with ice cream). Amidst the black face paint and costumes of all shades of camouflage, campers saluted as they marched into club to jump, dance, and sing songs to the Lord! Afterwards, Maddie “Brownie Bites” Ritchie, the Guest Relations Coordinator, shared some challenging and encouraging words about the importance of obedience.
Brownie Bites told a story about one time when she disobeyed her mom. She was out jumping on a trampoline with her friend and she didn’t come home when her mom asked. Even though her mom never told her why, being obedient doesn’t require a reason. Rather, obedience demands following through with joyful action.
Chuck Swindoll said it well,
Leaving the details of my future in God’s hands is the most responsible act of obedience I can do.
Brownie Bites mentioned godly men and women who exemplified obedience and trust in the Lord’s calling on their lives. Noah built an ark in a time when no one knew what rain was. Moses stood at the edge of a sea in obedience and trusted that God would part it for his people. And yesterday in Bible study, we learned that Elijah trusted God would provide food for him from a raven. God calls us to extraordinary obedience, even when we may not be given a reason and when it might be easier to not trust in his plan. Our obedience or disobedience displays our love for the Lord.
If you love me, keep my commands.
Just like Noah, Moses, and Elijah, we learned the value of obedience in our lives. We have the perfect example of obedience in the life of Christ who submitted to the will of our Father, even to death on a cross. What a precious gift that we have in Him, our Savior, as he lived his life in complete surrender of God’s plan.
After club, we were pumped to keep up a Towers’ tradition – PITCH BLACK ATTACK. The posse took over camp again and it was up to the kids to win it back! Cabins defeated the posse by coming up with crazy stories to distract them from taking over camp. After all, CAMPERS… ALWAYS… WIN!!!!