I have the joy of sitting in the air conditioning working on graphics and videos for the 8th & 9th grade campers at Lakeview this week. As I write this there are others who are stacking chairs, some are with their youth in their cabins, and others are getting ready to host fun activities for the campers.
I don’t feel guilty for being inside in the cool, this is my job after all… But what I am so amazingly reminded of some important truths. Here are just a few of the lessons learned:
It’s hot and even in a short walk across the camp you seat 7 gallons of water – so drink water constantly.
Someone almost stepped on a snake last night, so remember to be careful where you go and where you put your feet.
And mostly, none of this happens as well as it could if everyone does not contribute. Some are great with the youth. Others are crazy and energetic and keep things lively. Some are organizational experts and make the unwieldy crowds manageable. It takes all of us together to make it work.
It’s just true in so many places in our lives. But, I dare say it is more significantly true for us in the church. When we give ourselves to the work of God’s Kingdom the synergy is far greater. Not only do we join with each other but we join with the very Spirit of God – and that’s powerful.
I am expecting to see God touch hearts and transforms lives this week. I can’t wait to tell you how it went. Until then…
Holy high-five to you,