“I will give them a heart to know me”

Recently I spent some time working at a summer camp in southern Maine, getting it ready for all the kids who would soon arrive.  In the arts and crafts room there was an old chalk board with a quote which was not easily readable due to it having been written long ago and the chalk fading.  It said, “Dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”   Later that week I saw another “inspirational” quote at the camp.  As you left one of the cabins where the kids bunk there was, right above the door, a large sticker firmly placed.  It read: “In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.” Very interesting.  The chalk generation of campers found inspiration in the belief that they could become anything they want to be.  The next generation,  those who prefer computer made stickers, find inspiration in rejecting the idea of becoming anything they want to be and would rather be themselves. Generations come and generations go.  Every generation looks for inspiration.  Some may find it or think they have found it.  Yet sooner or later our chalk fades, our stickers will lose their grip.  But He who writes in stone, He who writes even upon the heart – He is more than inspiring.

Pastor Brooks

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