Camping Essentials 101: shelter

camping2My son, Andy, left for camp yesterday.  He packed all the essentials: his santa hat (?), stereo speakers for his ipod-thingy, his candy stash, change for vending machines… And he packed some extras, too, like toothpaste, soap, clothes, and stuff.

We’re all campers, I think.  The Bible says we’re just visiting this campsite called earth.  Our permanent home is somewhere else; either in heaven, or, God forbid…  

And like any camping trip,  it’s important to pack some necessities.  The next 5 posts will provide an inventory list for the successful camper from the Official Camper’s Guide, the Bible.

For starters, in case of inclement weather, every camper should have a tent

 — or some form of shelter…

Here’s some suggestions from the Camper’s Guide for a sturdy shelter:

 “I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of you wings.” Psalm 61:4

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the Shadow of the Almighty.”  Psalm 91:1

Maybe a tower is more your style ~

“The name of the Lord is a strong  tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”   Proverbs 18:10

“For you [Lord] have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.”  Psalm 61:3

Do you have shelter?  Somewhere to hide in a storm?  God has provided a tent.  No purchase necessary.  According to the Camper’s Guide, He’s already paid the bill.  Tent


2 thoughts on “Camping Essentials 101: shelter

  1. Excellent!
    It’s like going on vacation and spending lots of money to spruce up your hotel room, when your only going to need that “shelter” for a little while. (life and heaven and where we store our treasures)
    Make sense?

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