Camp-of-the-Woods (Day 1)

So I left Lockport, NY (which is in the middle of no where’s town above Buffalo).  Enjoying a great two days there was a great joy.  I can honestly say that I was sad to leave great friends.  I had to leave though.  I 5-hour drive was ahead of me and I needed to get on the road.

So 4 AM comes real early these days.  After driving exactly 5 hours, I finally arrived at Camp-of-the-Woods.  I was dead tired and was in no meaning for getting lost on my way to a cabin where I was staying.  I feel asleep at 5:00 AM – Breakfast is at 7:30, our first meaning (church) starts at 9:45 AM.  So it goes.

I am surprised to see that Camp-of-the-Woods has free Internet connection.  Then again, it is a Christian conference Centre so I guess the need to connect to the Internet is of somewhat importance.  Anyway, I am in a room with about 10 different people from different countries.  They are all speaking different languages right now, which make me feel like I am at the Tower of Babel.  It is cool though.

It is now 11:30 PM.  I slept a good 5 hours.  This week’s conference speaker is Erwin Lutzer.  For those who do not know who he is, he is a pastor of a church in Chicago and has written something like 20 books.  Not too shabby for a 65 year old guy.  He spoke today on, “Living Life in the Penalty Box.”  He looked at the life of Moses and how Moses made a lot of complaints.  It is interesting that he would talk about Exodus 2 because we are going through this book in our church at this time.  He did mention three things that surprised me about the passage.

Three lessons Moses learned in the desert that he apparently did not learn in the Egyptian palace are:  Servant-hood, Trust in God, and Obedience.  These three things were greatly shaped in Moses when he was a shepherd for his father-in-law.  There is not much to do in the desert, as most would expect.  As I reflect on the story of Moses in Exodus 2, I have to say that I am learning a lot.

I will do my best to update each day.  God bless.

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