Let’s Go to Camp!

“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” (Eccl 12:1)

It is hard to believe that summer has already come. I think the technical term for this time of year is spring, but the heat lets us know that summer is right around the corner. There are a few things that summer means for Logan Martin. It means VBS is right around the corner (more on that later), but it also means camp time! We are fortunate here that we support three great camps; Backwoods Christian Camp, Indian Creek Youth Camp, and Maywood Christian Camp are represented among the members here.

 

Camping is important for so many reasons. I have heard it said that a young person will get more Bible in one week of camp than they will in a year of regular Bible class at their local congregation. This may be fairly accurate, but regardless, the benefits of camp are certain. What exactly do our young people get from camp?

 

The word of God is taught:  The words which are spoken by God are important for so many reasons. Paul reminds us that the words spoken by God increase our faith (Romans 10:17). We are instructed to be able to “rightly divide” the word of God or to put them in the correct context or application (2 Tim 2:15). The Psalmist reminds us that the word of God is a “lamp unto [our] feet, and a light unto [our] path” (Psalm 119:105). And we will be judged by those words spoken by Jesus (John 12:48). The word of God is important, and its study is not only important but it is vital for our young people!

 

The fellowship will be memorable: There is no question that our priorities are shown very clearly by those we choose to be around. The Hebrew writer gives a list of the benefits that we receive in our fellowship with each other. We are reminded that we “consider one another to stir up love and good works” (Heb 10:24), we “hold fast the confession of our faith” (Heb 10:23), and we do this by “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” (Heb 10:25). I understand that the Hebrew writer is speaking concerning the assembly of worship services of the church, but the benefits of our assembling with others who believe as we do are the same. Our priorities are shown by where we are when we have the option to assemble with the saints.

 

Camp offers so many benefits that we could list for pages and pages, but these two pop to the forefront of my mind when I think of camp. Camp has been called a “fast from the world”. It helps us to put away those things that we constantly keep on our mind and just “be still and know [He] is God” (Psalm 46:10). Think of all the activities you could be involved in during the time we will be at camp. Can you think of any which will offer the opportunities to grow closer to God and to your fellow Christians? Make plans to come with us June 17-22nd!!!

 

Ande Z

 

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