What did I learn from God this week?
Our pastor spoke about Baptism this week in church. He went through the New Testament reading baptism verses. When he came to Acts and the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, our pastor was noting how the Ethiopian official spied a pool of water and said Behold, some water. What is keeping me from being baptized?
“That has never happened to me before,” our pastor said.
The Hunky Hubby and I looked at each other and laughed. That happens to us at camp all the time. We don’t really set out to baptize people at camp. We don’t have a lake and it isn’t usually part of the week’s lessons. But this does happen. In essence, kids and counselors come up to The Hunky Hubby and say “Behold, the horse trough, what is keeping me from being baptized?” OK, so it sounds more like: “Hey Scruffy, could you baptize me today? The horse trough is right there, or the pond, or the dunk tank?”
And I realized that God works in a unique fashion at camp.
There is a passion and spontaneity to camp ministry. It is the kind of environment where a kid will hunt you down and ask you to baptize him in whatever bit of water is close at hand, because he has experienced God and wants everyone to know it. We live in a special place, watching God do special things, The Hunky Hubby and I are greatly blessed to be part of Camas Meadows.