Yesterday’s Bible Lesson

That was yesterday’s Bible lesson at Camp Peace.  Relatively straightforward even for the children entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade who rotated through. Or so it seemed until some of the children shared what ‘father’ meant to them. One little girl shared that her father had died. A little boy said he didn’t have a father. All of a sudden, a simple Bible truth encountered the painful reality of our children’s world. For some of them ‘father’ conjures up painful memories; for others absence and longing.

How necessary that these little ones hear that they have a Father who loves them unconditionally! Who has promised never to leave them!  Who is absolutely dependable! Who wants them to trust Him with all their cares and burdens—in fact, with their whole life!

Ps 145:8The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.