The morning starts like most mornings here at kamp, the kitichies and maintenance up early getting ready for the day.
At our most recent K-life, we had the opportunity to hear from another one of our men on leadership, Charlie Welch. Charlie spoke on a passage from Psalm 23 written by King David in the Old Testament. He first talked about how the passage refers to God as our shepherd and what that could mean in our lives. He compared the green pastures that the lord would guide us to (Psalm 23:2) to a place of peace where we will finally be with God. When looking at verse 3, we were able to hear about how the Lord leads us on the paths of righteousness and how that can apply to our lives. Charlie raised the question, “Do we think that God is holding out on us? Do we trust that the path of righteousness will really lead to green pastures?” The next point that he made was the importance of the shepherd’s staff. He used the shape of the shepherd’s staff to show that the curved end is for correction and herding, while the long, straight end is used for protection of his sheep. We are his sheep in the analogy, and we are the ones needing both correction and protection. He finished with Matthew 18:12 which says, “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the 99 on the hills to go look for the one that wandered off?” His final point being that we are all the one sheep that need the good shepherd to lead us to righteousness! The night was filled with lots of fun and energy, but most importantly our Kampers were able to listen to God’s word and get to talk through the message with their counselors afterward. While we love having fun, we love the opportunity to talk about our loving God even more!