Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lightseekers 2016 Day 3 - Morning Beauty

We woke this morning to a beautiful, clear day. The rain is gone and the kids are excited about going to the pool later. Breakfast was great -pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream, sausage links. 

Afterwards it was morning chapel where Jim continued to ask Whom do you serve? Yesterday's theme was about being humble and today's theme is about being honest. Both are very much related as Jim pointed out - we are humble when we are honest about Who God is (just as we've discussed the previous two days) as well as when we are honest about who we are. We think that we can do things on our own, without God's help, but that sort of thinking can lead to disaster. Sometimes it is hard to follow Jesus and understand what He is doing. Even Jesus' disciples struggled with this after seeing some pretty amazing things like Jesus feeding 5000 or Him walking on water. Some, in John 6 deserted Him. "Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.  We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God." When we are honest with ourselves, we realize that we cannot serve Anyone else, not even us.

Following chapel, we went to Walk the Talk -our small group application time. Today's question was asking what did you sacrifice to come to camp? Many said their electronic devices, their family, their pets, their favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Following Jesus also demands sacrifice. The kids were challenged to think about what would they be willing to give up to follow Him seriously.

Unit time came after and now it is time for lunch. I'll blog more later but you can see more pics at the Facebook page.

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