Tuesday, May 3, 2011

#fellasleepmidconversation

This is a super late post, but I went to a Young Life camp for work crew weekend a couple of weeks ago.  And as usual it was awesome!
It seems like ever work crew weekend we have something happens and it ends up that we are extra exhausted for some reason.  Work crew weekend is when we take high school students to the camp for the weekend and they serve all weekend the campers that are there.  They literally work from sun up to sun down.  Well, we had some sickness this weekend and that kept certain people up all night long.... which is terrible, but no matter what all of these kids worked their tails off!  I mean they were exhausted.... exhausted enough that some fell asleep in mid- conversation... that was actually me... I was real exhausted I just can't keep going like these young-uns anymore haha!
It is always such a sweet thing to see high schools students give up their relaxing weekends at home to go and work hard all weekend long.  Everyone of them took the verse to become living sacrifices literally.  And to serve in the way Jesus did!
It inspires me!  To be in a place where it is so others focused.  It just reminds me of what Heaven is going to be like.  A place where Jesus is ALL OVER everyone!  You can't walk into camp and not know that it is all Jesus!  And that is going to be heaven.  You will have others that really love, like really love others!  I believe that camp is like heaven on earth and it always gets me excited to go home and seek to show others that sweet slice of what it will be like.  The love that is all around you.  To love others in a way that it gets them excited to be in the presence of that true LOVE!  I heard a speaker one time at the end of a month long assignment at camp.  That is the point when everyone is sad to leave such a filled with Christ place.  A place where fellowship and true community has been present.  The speaker spoke about how we are not called to live in those bubbles, but to experience them, love them, grow from them and then go home to spread it.  To love others in a way that they experience that wonderful person of Jesus Christ!  To show the joy that comes from encounters and moments with Christ!  To show how fellowship is one of the sweetest things on earth!  And to bring these things into our everyday lives.  This isn't something that we will only experience in camp settings or once we get to heaven but something that can be experienced day in and day out with Christ!  He is all around even out of the bubbles but will we recognize Him?
I got to see Him at camp and now get to see these sweet teenagers loving others so that their friends can experience Him as well!
I REALLY have the best job on the planet!!

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in, aim at earth and you will get neither!"  CS Lewis











1 comment:

  1. Awwww..... my beautiful long haired boy! Love this post and you! Thanks for sharing.

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