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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
And God saw everything he had made and behold it was good…Genesis 1:31
Supper made for the next two nights…check! Bag packed…check! Sleeping bag, pillow and towel sealed in a plastic bag…check! Teacher prepared to tromp off into the woods and go to camp with all the middle lovelies for three days…almost check! I’m off on an adventure this morning and I’m not quite sure how to prepare! When I think about the evening prayer services that are planned I’m ready; when I think about listening to all the laughter; I’m ready when I think about watching the teamwork, friendship and bonding that will happen with the middle lovelies this week; I’m ready when think about three full days outside in the woods with 73 degrees and sun…I’m really ready!
So what’s not ready…the unknown! Obviously things like sleeping in a bunk bed and not having access to my coffee pot first thing in the morning are out of the norm but they aren’t major issues. I wonder about the middle lovelies, will they get home-sick; will someone get hurt; will they tip over in their canoe. I wonder if they will have as much fun as they expect, I don’t want anybody to be disappointed. Oh yeah, I don’t want to ride the zip line! The thought of my chubby hind parts sailing over that swamp to the safe landing spot on the other side is enough to wake me up in a cold sweat (and it did)! Its lots of little thoughts…
As I was thinking about it all I wondered if God ever feels this way about us? Will they get it? Will they be disappointed, will they be comfortable? Will they enjoy the perfect weather I’ll provide as they wander and work in the midst of my wonderful creation? Will they be able to see the perfection and wonder in each other that I put there specifically? And will they see that I, the Father who puts the spots on the lady bugs back in perfect order, will love, guide and protect them at camp. I wonder if he’s ready to thump me on the head and say, “Sheri, I parted the red sea, I can manage a wonderful three day camp for the middle lovelies.” Silly me!!! I’ll be sure to let you know how it all turns out!
A Seed To Plant: Wherever you are today, please take a minute to say a prayer for the middle lovelies as they spend a few days at camp.
Blessings on your day!
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