Summertime is my favorite season. It is busy and hectic and each day brings new mercies and challenges.
Summer often provides tough love. I can’t count the number of times I have said “ no, you can’t pour water on yourself,” or “hey guys, listen to your crew leaders,” or “please stop talking and listen,” and this list goes on and on. Yet each day, I am greeted with smiles, hugs, and high fives.
Each day I see new friendships develop between campers – kids who would never know each other if not for this ministry. Friendships develop over age lines and language barriers, and I am so grateful to be a part of the love that happens here. Most of all I am grateful for Jesus. I am constantly amazed at the opportunities he has given me to share his POWERFUL love! A love that cost him his life; a love that is unfair.
Isaiah 53:5 says: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
In order to make the relationship we have with him possible Jesus paid a price that was incredibly unfair. His sacrifice meant our joy for eternity. So what do we learn? That when life is unfair….God is Good! And I’m so grateful He is SO GOOD!