It’s day four of camp, and man it has flown by quickly! Campers started their day with “Pit and Palace” before heading to flag, and then read and meditated on scripture during FOCUS, followed by some yummy breakfast burritos. The morning was filled with activities including climbing the Swing Wall and shooting hoops at Athletics! The afternoon involved a satisfying lunch and Bible study followed shortly after.
Today, campers and counselors continued to discuss the theme of the summer, “Purpose.” Today’s memory verse was:
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
Campers broke down Ephesians 1:3-14 by verse and asked what we have “in Him.” This short passage holds so many truths of what we have in the Lord! Cabins discussed that in Christ we have every spiritual gift, we are holy and blameless in his sight, we get to receive grace freely, we have redemption through his blood, and we have a purpose in Him alone! Jesus REDEEMS, allowing us to regain the purpose that was lost when sin entered the world. He also RESTORES us and consequently, the purpose we get to live out is made perfect in Him.
We have tried to find and fulfill our purpose in people and things of the world, but Jesus not only gives us a purpose for living, He is THE purpose and reason we live. Christ alone satisfies, and we are set free from our bondage of sin and shame! In Him, we can live out our purpose, which is to worship and glorify God alone.
The Lord has provided great community at camp this week, and lasting relationships have already been formed. Lives are being transformed and campers, along with staff, are being molded into who Christ has made them to be.
Please pray with us.
- Pray that God would move in the hearts of campers to reveal the reality of redemption and restoration in Him.
- Pray that barriers would continue to be broken so relationships can grow stronger between your camper, their cabin-mates, and counselor.
- Pray that the truths and promises we have in Christ would consume our thoughts and be reflected in our actions.