My 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