Lost cow

 

Learning the art of breaking an egg for “Hobo breakfast”.   Good thing there was no loose cow on the tracks up there.

Dear “campers”, and more,

Hey, did any of you lose a cow?  We got home from UPBC after a great week of Varsity camp, and my wife noticed in our local paper that someone found a cow, and was looking for the owner.  I would hate to be the one in charge of the “Lost and Found” department where the cow was being kept.  Fortunately, I don’t think we had any cows up north, as that was one of the things we were not to bring with us.  You know, no cell phones, no cows, that list. 

 It was a little harder (okay, a lot harder) to get up this morning without the anticipation of breakfast and more together with my UPBC camper family.  Most of us are down off the mountain and back in the valley.  Our days will not be as filled with everyone pointing us to Jesus, but He is still here, and He is not silent.  God promised to never leave us, nor forsake us, and we can trust everything He says.  In the “valley” there seems to be so much noise to distract us, that is why we need to continue on this journey together.  We can do that even when we do not see each other every day.

It is great to hear each others voice at camp, but seeing their words can be just as encouraging.  So many people long to hear God’s voice audibly, but we can hear His voice as we read His Word now.  The fact that it is written doesn’t take away from it’s truthfulness or power!   It is easy to lose our way, and become weak, and disoriented, when we are not following His voice.  Listen to these verses that speak of the importance of God’s Word.

Psalms 1:2-3 (NASB95)
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Psalms 119:105 (NASB95)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Matthew 4:4 (NASB95)
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’ ”

Romans 10:17 (NASB95)
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Hebrews 4:12-13 (NASB95)
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB95)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

As several of the campers challenged us to continue to spend time in the Word, we must follow through in it.  It brings success in our walk with God, light to our path, nourishment to our souls, strengthens our faith, reveals our inner thoughts, and provides us with everything we need to serve our Lord.

Let’s journey together with God’s Word always before us, and in us.

I pray that as you read His Word and find Truth, that you will share that with others.  You do not need to be in a cabin, or around a campfire to do that.

 And if anyone knows someone that lost a cow, let me know.   

Love,

Steve

 

 

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NASB95)
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Will you consider how to encourage someone this week, and do it?  Prepare for your next gathering together, or better yet, call or e-mail, or text, or ……….. someone today, with encouragement from God.

 

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