Have you ever thought about what the differences are between a team that works and one that doesn’t? Our Operation Infiltration theme night is currently wrapping up (a former camper took over camp, but don’t worry, we got it back!), the winners are about to be announced, and I can’t help but wonder.
In the game there are definitely some clear keys to success: a clever story to tell the hypnotized counselors why you’re in the forest, a ridiculous amount of camouflage, lots of sneaking, and of course finding the spies that hold the answers to winning back camp. Other than these, one thing that stands above the rest in my mind is unity. We see every week that the groups who stay on the same page and keep their eyes on the mission tend to have more success, but it isn’t easy.
It’s human nature to desire to be the one who is right, who has the best ideas, and for everyone around us to know it and agree, but this is contrary to what we are told in Colossians 3:12-15.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Verse 14 says above these things to put on love which binds everything together in perfect harmony, and we know that our God is the God of true, perfect love! Genuine unity is impossible to have without perfect love, and perfect love is impossible to have without God. It is our prayer that the campers this week would know true love and be united in Christ.
Please pray with us.
- Pray for unity within cabins and that lifetime friendships will be made.
- Pray that eyes would be opened to see and hearts opened to receive true love.
- Pray that just as campers sought to save camp tonight, they would learn to seek the One who saves.