God the Creator

Posted Jan 7, 2017

As I sit in our camp that is absolutely stunning, I am reflecting on God the Creator. I have been studying the book of Isaiah since August and the relationship that is mentioned over and over again is God the Creator and we the created. 

First of all, God created and designed all that we can see at this camp, which is just beautiful. See below: 

But what I was struck by, as I was singing Spanish words while having no idea what I was singing, is that God knew all the words I was singing. Even though I had no idea what I was even saying! He knows every language. He knows every culture. He designed every single one. 

So yes, we are surrounded by total natural beauty, but even more beautiful are these amazing, generous, kind, would-give-you-the-shirt-off-their-back kind of people we get to spend our time with. And we may not understand them fully or even speak the same language or understand their culture, but God knows it all. He knows every last detail about them. And about us. And about me. And about you.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.” -Psalm 139: 13-15

He created each one of us uniquely and intentionally. It’s just so good for us to continually broaden our perspective and remember the God we serve is so much bigger and more creative than we could ever imagine. 

That is our food for thought today. We are all doing well! Today is our halfway point for the trip and camp! 

Prayer requests:

-Juan Jose: a camper that told his counselor last night that he has never truly accepted Jesus. Pray that he could come into the saving knowledge of who Jesus is!

-energy. Pray that we finish camp strong!

-health. A couple of people have sore throats (parents read: we are all doing well! Just a few of us could be better)

About to go jump in the pool! On deck for tonight: a talent show. Is there anything better, really?

Until next time,

Your talented friends

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  1. Love reading the updates and knowing a little of what you all are doing, and love seeing the pics! Wow, what a wonderful trip this must be. I’m praying for all of you, and praying specifically that each of you have the passion, desire and courage to lead someone to salvation in Christ Jesus, in spite of the challenges. And that this is the catalyst to come back home and be emboldened to lead souls to Christ on your campuses!
    So thankful you all were able to go, and thankful to all who gave of themselves and their resources and made this possible for you. Made God be glorified!

  2. “If you want God to hear your prayers, hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants, provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you.”
    – St. Thomas of Villanova

  3. Man! It sure looks like you are all having a great time and enjoying camp with those wonderful kids! What an enormous blessing to be put there by God at this time to show them His love and point them to His son. We are praying for you all (especially our “Kitty”). We love you and can’t wait for the update tonight. ???

  4. We are all praying for you guys here and think it is awesome how you all are using the PC way to show others how amazing Gods love is. Your actions paint a clear picture of the love that God has for all of his children.

    Hi Emily, I miss you a ton. Hope you’re enjoying that beautiful weather. ???

  5. What beautiful pictures of the country, children, and the Pine Cove team. Praying for you Hipshot as you lead and for the team. Love you Natalie. You go girl!!!