Reading: Acts 11: 19-26
The Lord works in mysterious ways. We can see God in many ways: the beauty of creation, the gift of friendship, God's unconditional love, and the trash toss.
The trash toss was a daily ritual when I worked at camp in college. The dumpster lid was open and our maintenance staff took the large bags of trash and tossed them into the garbage container. It became a basketball game of sorts. The trash was slam-dunked, shot from afar, and from shorter distances.
As the trash was tossed, a small group of people usually gathered to cheer on the star of the show. Rousing "yeahs" could be heard when the trash made it into the dumpster. Disappointing sighs accompanied a missed shot. Everyone rallied behind the trash thrower.
What always amazed me was that God was present, too. As the group gathered, there was a clear sense of Christian community. Many people gathered together for one common cause, surrounded by love. God does work in mysterious ways. Yes, we can see God in the beauty of creation, the gift of friendship and especially in the daily trash toss. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Sing the song, "They'll Know We are Christians." If you don't know the song, search for it on the internet!
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