‘Twas the Night before Camp

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‘Twas the night before camp, and our team was a meeting,

Each person shared their dream, not fully knowing the meaning.

The bins were all packed, full of drama, fun, and art.

But God had His own plans, plans for His glory and set apart.

When we each shared our dream for camp that Thursday evening, each team member seemed to have a dream completely unrelated from another, other than we were all hoping they would come true at camp over the next three days.  They seemed like scattered puzzle pieces from different puzzles that had gotten mixed together, after all we only knew the whole team just a week before!

We each shared a fairly “realistic dream”, I was just hoping to make it through without anyone having to go to the hospital. Others had dreams of unity among the campers and others that each would hear God say their name.  But God had even bigger dreams for us, bigger plans to display His glory!

I always hear it said, “God will never give you more than you can handle.”  I completely disagree.  Just a month out from camp it seemed like we had been given a task to complete way bigger than we could make happen.  I think it’s more accurate to say, “God will never give you more than HE can handle.” (John 15:4-5, 1 John 4:16)  Because that is really the only way that anything big ever happens is when we step out of it and let Him do his work in and through us.  And that’s exactly what happened.  God began to take those seemingly random puzzle pieces of dreams and assemble them.  You know, starting with the corners pieces first, then the boarder, and then finally, and perfectly, filling in each detail, each relationship, each moment, each of our dreams.  He had already laid it out, way before we even began to think of camp.  When it was complete, each of our dreams carefully fit with each other, it all made sense when we let Him fill in the rest and so much more beautiful!

Dream and dream BIG…and when those big dreams seem to only be possible through a miracle, expect miracles!

(More photos here!)

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