God Is With Us

We are almost to the end of our 2019 Adventure Camp Week! Today’s activities have kept the campers moving “Clapping their Hands and Stomping their Feet”. Some of the highlights from today’s activities include making ice cream in Concoctions Class. Swinging on the Giant Swing in Challenge Course and Climbing Class. Playing water balloon Capture the Flag in Sports Variety Class and learning how to shoot with a sling shot in Riflery class. Even though the end of the week is in sight, campers are still learning many new things, and trying new adventures.

Today in Chapel we learned about David bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. David’s heart was to have the Ark of the Covenant where it belonged in Jerusalem so that everyone could see that God was with his people. In fact, our Word Up for the day is God is with us! In order to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, it needed to be carried in a very specific way. Bible Teacher Ethan emphasized that this represents obedience to God. When we disobey God’s commands, he does give us grace. God’s grace is demonstrated in Jesus, who he sent to take our punishment for sin. When we receive Christ’s salvation by grace, we are able to live in God’s presence with fullness of joy. We can be like David and dance and shout before the Lord because God is with us!

Today’s Psalm Memory Verse is Psalm 100:1-2, which is also our theme verse. It says

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness, come before him with joyful songs.”

Because Jesus died to take away our sin, we can Shout for joy to the LORD, and worship him with gladness and joy. Knowing Jesus died for you and me and accepting his salvation, allows us to walk with confidence in Christ’s love. Today has been a good day to Shout! For God is with us!  

Now as the blog is being finished campers are making their way to their cabins for one final night of sleep at Adventure Camp 2019. Our day ended with a fun night swim at the pool. During the time we had a staff challenge of bull riding on inflatables. Everyone has a great time trying to get their counselor to be the champion. Yet, it was Jaffa Cabin who proved that they are truly the champions. The morning is coming quickly and so we will say good night, so that we too may get some sleep before we spend the final few hours with your camper sharing the truth of Jesus Christ and His good news.