The day I am writing this post (June 22) was supposed to be the day that we would be picking up the counselors who were flying in from other countries and start our training. Instead, I am alone on campus doing some cleaning and weeding. This is not what I expected to happen this summer at all, but I am sure we are all in the same boat due to COVID-19. Even in times of uncertainty, I am reminded of God’s faithfulness through any situation.
The Israelites were promised the land of Canaan and God remained faithful to that promise, even though it took a long time for it to happen. I don’t think Israelites expected themselves to be slaves in Egypt for many years (Exodus 1) and have an exile (Moses) come and ask for them to be free (Exodus 7).
It took 10 plagues (Exodus 7-12), the parting of the red sea (Exodus 14), hunger and manna from heaven (Ex 16), thirst and water from a rock (Exodus 17), problems with leadership (Exodus 18), the 10 commandments (Exodus 20), worshiping a golden image that wasn’t God (Exodus 32), wandering 40 years because of disobedience (Numbers), crossing of the Jordan river (Joshua 3-4). But they finally make it into the land with the distraction of Jericho (Joshua 5-6).
God was faithful through the whole process, even when the Israelites disobeyed, complained, or followed unwillingly.
“Your (God’s) faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.” (Psalms 119:90).
Even when we wonder what God is doing, we can be certain He is faithful in His promises. I hold onto hope that one day we will be able to share the Gospel on campus again (crossing fingers September) at Camp DeWolfe!
-By Andrew, Program Coordinator