Reading: Revelation 22: 12-21 (Click to read text)
Today is a bittersweet day for me. It's the last full day of our summer camping season. When we get to this point each year, I'm filled with mixed emotions. I'm sad that my time working with this staff and these children is over; I'm also tired; and a big part of me is ready to reconnect with my family whom I've not seen as much these past ten weeks and return to a more "normal" life schedule.
This summer has been so good. Despite some obstacles (most of them medical), we've had a terrific summer at camp. Our staff was tremendous. The program ran smoothly. Kids learned more about Living in God's Time and grew in their faith. The weather cooperated for the most part (except on Tuesday overnights) and will soon leave this summer in the hands of God, who will take the seeds we planted and water them.
These staff and campers will become the great cloud of witnesses that make up our camp's history. They are the saints and angels among us. I praise God for the time we've spent together. And, just like the writer of Revelation in our reading today states: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints. Amen!" --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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