‘Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58 HCSB)
For our campers, the groundwork for the theme has been set in place. Now, after a full day of being immersed in no tv, no electronics, just the Word of God Most High, and hearts hungry for Christ … well, this is the part where lives begin change. Here is the place where they begin to meet up with a Jesus, they really don’t expect. No matter what size the dose of our Savior they have had in the past, from here on out, even the ones who have a view of Jesus as a robe-clad, ancient temple-dwelling, sissified-weenie choir boy will meet up, eye to eye with the One and Only. It will be glimpses at first. Then His life-giving power will bring an inner war where Truth takes over and wins.
With every fiber of Satan’s being and across his dark forces – they loath Jesus and the way He sends His angel armies to shape the hearts and minds of Falls Creek campers.
Sweetheart, Jesus wins.
He takes down all the powers of Hell. They go down looking small, and petty, and mean.
Forever, this experience will be a life marker they will return to when the battles get tough. The lessons pierce deep enough to eek back out when needed in the real life to come.
Maybe you draw from similar experiences. Let those oil your battles today.
Draw them, Lord.
Take over the hearts of our youth.