A camper took this photo of me during my first week experience at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya. Our keynoter for the week had recently announced that an awesome sunset was taking place down by the lake, and I raced down the hill from the all-camp dance to experience it. Out on the dock that evening, I felt as though I was one with God’s beautiful creation. Earlier in
the week, I had led a walk designed to heighten awareness of the beauty and magnificence of our earth. The idea was to learn some about how we as humans are abusing the earth and it’s resources, and to discuss ways that we can instead conserve resources and save our home, as God’s charge to humanity is that we take care of our planet.
Very few places exist that are better to take in God’s creation
in the Midwest than on the water. Witnessing the sun as it played off of the watery world all around me brought tears to my eyes as I tried my best to conceive God’s splendor. The scripture for the day before this picture was taken told the story of Pentecost, and about how the “glory of the Lord showed around” the disciples before they were called to continue God’s work. Amen.
Peace for the journey,