Why is it that good things go quickly, and the mundane inches along?
Our final day at Camp of the Woods was bittersweet. In a little over 36-hours, all of us had formed new friendships, spent powerful times in God’s presence, and been challenged to love people like Jesus.
My final message was on Daniel’s call to faithfully serve a totally godless king and culture. The cost was often his silence, and potential death. He also put his own desires to rest, including the tendency we have to rejoice when wicked people meet their demise, as well as not trying to usurp those over us especially in their absence.
Instead, Daniel was responsible for leading the Bible’s most demonic and egotistical king to the Lord when the king returned from insanity.
Are we that faithful to serve people above self-righteousness?
When it was finally time to leave, little Evangeline had the hardest time; she has her father’s gift of making fast friends and getting attached. She sobbed for a good 30-minutes despite our best efforts to calm her down.
I feel extremely honored to have been a very small part of a powerful weekend where God clearly showed up and breathed life on all of us.
It’s a privilege to serve Jesus no matter what the context; make sure you relish the invitation to act – it will go quickly. ch: