- Tell of a time when a Biblical story came alive.
- How do you think Moses and the Israelites felt during the Exodus?
- What are some things that you feel right now you need to escape from?
Reading: Exodus 12: 21-36
I was a camper at Mount Luther. It was Sunday night and we were talking about the rules for the week, what we wanted to do and we had started Bible study. The director came into the lodge and said it was well past our bedtime and we needed to go to bed right away. Our leaders said they didn't think it was fair that we could finish our study because if we didn't, we would be behind the rest of the week.
So, we decided to rebel (with the prodding our of leaders). We decided to leave camp. A group of us went to the kitchen to get some food. Another group made a sign to show our intent. And so, the next morning at five o'clock, we put our sign on the camp office (it read: The Israelites flew the coop- so did we) and proceeded to walk about five miles in hundred degree heat.
We found out after our walk that the whole event was planned. Our leaders wanted to show us what it was like to be the Israelites and how they exited from Egypt. It was a good lesson. We learned about the Exodus and what it was like to be oppressed.
We had to walk back to camp after we did Bible study at the church we walked to. It was a very hot day and to top it off, we had to carry back an "ark of the covenant" which was not an easy task. But it was a memorable experience, giving me the opportunity to live out an important event in biblical history. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: On a piece of paper, map out the journey you have taken in life. It could be your life story or your faith story. Share it with another.