My house was all a buzz . . . It was time to get ready for Kamp. We have the privilege of living close to one of the finest Christian camps on the planet. For the last three years my boys have attended the Kanakuk Kamps led by Joe White.
These nine camps host over 10,000 students each year and provide one of the premier summer experiences in sports and activities all with a focus on building Christ-like character through a relationship with Jesus.
They do a great job of letting you know what you will need to bring to camp. From special theme night apparel to the number of pairs of underwear you are going to need, it is all well organized and planned out so you know exactly what to pack.
As the boys were getting ready I started thinking about the excitement building and knew it would continue to build as we countdown to the opening of camp. But, how excited would they be if they did not know when the camp started? What if they just knew it was coming soon, how long would they stay excited?
In Matthew 25 Jesus tells a parable about ten women who were waiting for the groom to come. In those days the groom would come at night to surprise the bride once their home was complete. In the story, five were ready and they had plenty of oil; the other five did not. They ran out. By the time they got some, it was too late.
You and I are supposed to be ready at any time for the return of Christ because we don’t know when He is coming. Are you ready? I know without a set date it can be hard to stay ready, but we have our packing list in the Bible and time to get prepared. May we live in the anticipation of His return.
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®)
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