Monday, July 28, 2008

Pity Party

Okay, so I've been having a bit of a pity party tonight. Today is the first day of Sr. High Camp, which is the largest camp of the summer and tends to be the highlight. Instead of being at chapel in the midst of all the action, I'm at home in bed coughing. I've been struggling with bronchitis/asthma problems for three weeks now. (Lest you all worry about me too much, I'm headed to the lung specialist next week.)

In the midst of feeling sorry for myself, I was reminded that the devil doesn't want Sr. High Camp to be a success and one of the ways to accomplish that would be for our staff (me included) to become discouraged. We have several on staff that are getting sick this week including our Director, Contenders, Asst. Activity Director and others. Please be in fervent prayer for us. We need to press on and give our 100% with joy.

I was supposed to sing at church on Sunday night, but couldn't. The song I was going to sing is very fitting, so I'll share the words with you.

Hide Away in the Love of Jesus
by Steve and Vicki Cook

Come weary saints though tired and weak,
Hide away in the love of Jesus,
Your strength will return by His quiet streams,
Hide away in the love of Jesus.

Come wandering souls and find your home
Hide away in the love of Jesus,
He offers the rest that you yearn to know,
Hide away in the love of Jesus.

Hear Him calling your name
See the depths of His love in the wounds of His grace,
Hide away

Come guilty ones weighed down with sin
Hide away in the love of Jesus,
The freedom you long for is found in Him,
Hide away in the love of Jesus.


Come hopeless hearts, do not despair,
Hide away in the love of Jesus,
For ten thousand joys await you there,
Hide away in the love of Jesus.


Mary Ann said...

I'm so sorry, Erin. I'll pray that you get feeling better quickly (and the other staff members, too). Have you seen this lung specialist before? I'll be praying for your appointment to go well. Keep us posted! Love you!

party of eight said...

eirn, i will be praying that you (and everyone else) feels better soon. our family has been going through one flu after another for the past 3 weeks.

we are looking forward to our week at camp! it will be so nice to get away! i think our kids will love it. i can't wait for you to meet them?

are there wash machines /dryers available for campers? how much do they cost to use? (just trying to plan how i am going to pack? that will be a task!)

Steve n Vickie said...

The authors to the song have great names :D It has nice words too.
Hope you feel better soon.