Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lightseekers 2016 -Wednesday Night

Tonight runs a little different than the other nights of Lightseekers Camp. Yes, we have chapel and chapel fun, but it also turns a bit more serious. Karla continued her missionary story about Jen Barrick. (You can read about her story here.) We had been left with the cliffhanger of Jen in a coma after suffering devastating injuries from a car accident. Although she awakened finally after several weeks of deep coma, she was unable to speak or think much except to pray or sing songs to God. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out more.

Jim spoke about the woman healed from her bleeding problem (Mark 5:24-34). She had faith that merely touching the edge of His garment. She touched it and was immediately healed. Jesus realized that He had been touched by her even though the crowd was pressing all around. His compassion towards this woman who probably both frightened and embarrassed by Jesus calling her out, was demonstrated by how He addressed her: “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” She was not only healed of her physical suffering, but he offered her spiritual healing as well. This same healing of our sins is offered to us. Jim invited the campers to know the ABC's of salvation - Admit your sin, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, Confess that Jesus died for you and that He is Lord. He invited them to come forward to talk with a leader and a good many did this evening. We sang a song of rejoicing for those that gave their lives to Christ.

The evening's not over, we still have the campfire and the night game, but I bet devotions are going to be pretty awesome tonight. I can't wait until tomorrow....

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