Wow!! What a Day!
I spent all day walking/riding around camp remembering all the old stories from the last 10 years. I remember the first day we got all our equipment shipped out here. I remember the first group of counselors back in 2001. I stopped by the river and took a long walk down memory lane as every teenager that walked through here had a very different experience. I remember some of the good, some of the bad, but all brought a flood of emotion. All Good!
Today marks the transition from K-Colorado to KIVU. When I wake up tomorrow, all the talking about transition comes to an end, and the new horizon comes into focus. All the planning. All the dreaming. All the excitement, and the thrill of being a part of a new community are now…well, ready to be put into action.
I guess, for the first time in a long time, I felt that thing in the bottom of my stomach that prepares you for the thrill of a new adventure. You know, like looking down when you're repelling down a mountain, or, looking up as you get ready to climb a long hill on a bike. You get the feeling like, "Oh well, Here we go." A little fear. A little adrenaline. A lot of confidence. But at the same time, new experiences always take a little bit of faith.
I felt a sweet calmness come over me this afternoon as I read, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him; and He will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6) And knowing I am committed to trust in God's promises…well, that calms all the nerves.
I realize I don't serve a God who is unreachable.
I don't have to wonder if He's going to take care of me.
I certainly don't have to do life alone.
For God's promises are as good yesterday, as they are today, as they will be tomorrow. And for that…I'm excited to see the next horizon.
May we be a people willing to risk, in order to see God be glorified.
May we rest surely in His story, to live out His will.
May we humbly approach the Bigness of a Gracious God in order to experience His abundance.