Tonight at flag, campers were almost unrecognizable as faces were covered with mustaches, glasses and curlers. What theme night is that, you ask? A Wrinkle in Time!
Even though its only been two and a half days since you dropped your kids off, we have had non-stop fun while learning about our Creator!
We wanted to send out a quick update and let you know what your kids have been learning in Bible Study. On Sunday night, we were introduced to the story of Elijah – one of the most interesting and colorful of all prophets in the Bible because of his faithfulness and obedience to the Lord during a rough time in Israel’s history.
Elijah was a prophet of God, whose name from the Hebrew, אליה, (‘Eliyyahu) means, “Yahweh is God.” God appointed a prophet to be his spokesperson. The priests spoke to God for the people and the prophets spoke to the people for God. Elijah was chosen as a prophet during a rough time in Israel’s history – during the wicked Ahab’s term as king.
What has God called you to that may seem like a daunting task or intimidating calling? Elijah was called to stand before the king of Israel – the most evil of rulers yet – and he remained faithful, bold and obedient in the face of opposition and death.
In Elijah’s case, no matter what circumstance he faced, his resolve in the Lord remained sure. He told the king that his false god, Baal, was a joke. He met a woman who had no food and watched God provide for a year and half. Elijah prayed for God to bring the widow’s dead child back to life, and he did. On Mount Carmel, he had a showdown with 850 false prophets and watched God rain down fire from heaven. This is only a little of his story.
Elijah’s God is the same one we serve today. James reminds us,
Elijah was a man just like us.
Yahweh is God.
Campers and staff here are learning that whatever situation the Lord has brought you to, he is just as capable to provide and use you as he did with Elijah. I hope this valuable truth is just as encouraging and challenging to you as it is for us!