Reading: Job 1
My boy scout troop had gone to our cabin at the scout camp for the weekend. We were going to do some work at the cabin and enjoy some time in the outdoors. A relaxing weekend in the woods would refresh our souls.
As we were getting breakfast prepared, the camp ranger came to the door and told one of our leaders that he had a phone call. One of his family members called to tell him that the church where our scout troop was based and where he was the sexton, was on fire. The man rushed out the door and headed down the mountain to check out the situation.
We turned on the radio and found out indeed there was a fire at the church. As it turned out, the fire was contained to the basement area and the sanctuary. The pastor had discovered the fire in time and the church was not damaged as much as it could have been. Unfortunately, it was later determined that the fire started near our scout equipment room. We lost all of our supplies and equipment.
While we were eating breakfast, the ranger returned with bad news. A truck was delivery stones to the camp and when it went to dump those stones in the parking lot, it overturned and fell on our scout leader's car. He decided to finish his breakfast and then went to check out the damage. His car was totaled.
Our scout troop had a pretty bad day that day. But, we survived. We got new equipment, our leader got a new car, and life went on. Just because we had some misfortunes, we did not give up. Neither did Job. He lost everything, but was rewarded later for his faith in God.
Closing: Pray for those who are having a no good, horrible day.
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