Friday, July 11, 2014
I am counting down the hours until I get to drive to pick you up from your first week away at camp and let me be honest, I am missing you like crazy! I have to tell you, your couple days before leaving for camp weren't your best days. I'd like to think you were suffering from the post-vacation, post-July 4th sleepies. Or maybe you were dealing with a mix of emotions about if you were nervous, excited, anxious, or all of the above about going to camp for 5 nights. But regardless the cause, you weren't in the loveliest of moods. We dropped you off and when we got back in the car we said, "Well, I hope she has a great time, learns lots about Jesus' love, and that she will come home appreciating us a little more....."
1. Before I accepted Jesus into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior, I knew I was a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a student.
2. I learned that I was something even more great than that- I was a child of God, a daughter of the most high King, and part of His plan.
3. I knew that I wasn't perfect- sometimes I was mean, grouchy, and unkind. I knew that God sent his only son, Jesus, to die on the cross for me. I wanted to accept Him as my savior. I wanted to let him offer me grace and forgiveness for my mistakes. I wanted the promise of heaven.
4. As I have become an adult I am still learning about just how great His promise is to me. The most important decision I ever made and the most important decision you will ever make is this one- accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.