Today I will be leaving camp. My time here has passed quickly. As I sit in the red adirondack off the back porch my mind is meandering through all I learned. That's what this week has been about. While at the outset I thought I was going to be helping someone out the reverse has happened. I have been helped.
My spirit was helped by the beauty of the surroundings. One simply can't feel dumpy when surrounded by towering mountains and elegant aspens.
My mind was helped by the rhythm of the day. When you get up before dawn, work all day and well after dark fall into a sound sleep your mind just doesn't have the opportunity to torment you!
My heart was helped by seeing Mary and Winston commit themselves wholeheartedly and unashamedly to a passion. Being around a couple who has grabbed hold of God's call with so much enthusiasm, well its inspiring and motivating.
My faith was helped by experiencing God's presence and seeing him work through the lives of a wide variety of people. Sonlight Christian Camp is full of God's creative handiwork. What God began he will see through to its completion. I saw "good works" in progress.
My life was helped. I needed this week. I had been feeling pretty sad lately. God didn't seem to have any "job" for me in my new living environment. I'm still not sure what I'm supposed to do in the coming months but I will remember this week as one that reminded me again about the importance of being still. God will show me in his time.
It has been a good week. I lived and experienced one corner of the kingdom!