Monday, July 30, 2012

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"...we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" 
(Ephesians 2:10).
Suitcase in her hand. Smile on her face. She's ready for a week of camp. Her mom's not ready, though. It's been one day and I miss her already!

We arrive in time for the outdoor church service and we listen to the beautiful, young woman speak from her wheelchair about this year's theme "Handmade" based on Ephesians 2:8-10. She is unable to read the verses, but a counselor reads them for her. Her voice breaks up a bit, but her assistant feeds her some water. She briefly forgets the words that she was going to say, but she pauses to pray aloud and the Holy Spirit fills her mind with clarity and the words that God would like her to convey to us.

Because of this courageous, godly young woman, this text comes alive to me more than ever before... we are ALL His workmanship, created in HIS image to do good works!! Praise the Lord!

 Continuing to give thanks...

#2794- #2813

-young Christian, energetic counsellors
-Christian camp
-a godly young woman sharing her faith
-God's will is always done
-a smooth, good- bye to our camper

-still wanting big hugs from her Mom
-the thrill of picking out her own treats for the week
-a grandmother showing interest in her grandkids' camp and wanting to say "good bye" to the two campers
-our precious, goofy, fun loving daughter

-a close friend/cousin to go to camp with

-learning about trout and taking care of God's under water creatures
-making a fly fishing lure for her pastor
-learning about how to better take care of God's creation (particularly the water)
-an early birthday celebration   -a sister wanting to celebrate with her brother
-four Lego lovers
-how I find them sleeping sometimes when I check on them at night

-always in awe of this amazing  body of water, regardless of how often I have seen it
-the fun we have when we go out together
-lifelong friends

1 comment:

Heather said...

How cool! What camp is this?
Can Curtis come over and show Oliver how to put legos together? His Mommy is just not so good at that :)