Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grasping at Grace

Let the countdown begin!  I just looked at the calendar and realized I leave for teen camp in 21 days.  Twenty.One.Days.  I didn't realize it was less than 30.  I guess I better get my packing list started.

Do you remember last year and my first experience of helping at camp?  It went pretty well, and I am ready to do it again.  At least, I think I'm ready to do it again.

But am I ready to go for two weeks of camp?  Yes, the juniors' camp is the following week.  And yes, I am going.  It's a day shorter than teen camp, but the children are younger.  That requires the leaders to be a little more hands-on with the campers.

This time camp will involve a new experience for me.  Although I know what to anticipate, the newness comes particularly with the junior campers.  I've spent the last nine months getting to know them in Word of Life club and Sunday school.  It will be cool to spend those few days with them, acting as a stand-in-mom of sorts.  My nieces and nephews will be there, too, which will make it extra special for me to be able to spend those few days with them.

Needless to say, in these coming weeks I will be looking to the Lord for grace.  I'm anticipating good things, but the experience is not going to be easy.  This seems to be a season God has brought me to, in order to teach me more about His grace.  Lots of stretching and opportunities for growth these days. 

Some days I fully grasp His grace.  Still other days I fail altogether to grasp it.  I'm just thankful that His well never runs dry.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

~Hebrews 4:15-16 (NKJV)


1 comment:

  1. I love the book of Hebrews. It is an encouragement to us that God has provided grace, the necessary empowerment that enables us to do the very things that God is asking of us. It's also a warning. We can fail to enter in because of unbelief. We can choose to make the task bigger than our God. It's interesting that receiving this grace is God's intention, the fulfillment of His purpose in our lives. It is also our invitation to enter into what He calls "His rest." Our great God and Savior, beautiful in holiness, awesome in power.


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