“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon everyone soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common” Acts 2:42-44
One of the greatest things about camp is the food… Can I get a silent celebration?? We eat three incredible, homemade meals a day. And not only does each meal taste really good it is also balanced and gives us the energy to enjoy our activities throughout the day. We eat homemade pizza one night and then turn around and have Turkey legs the size of your face the next. It’s just amazing.
While I do love the food at camp, what I think is even greater is that we get to have a meal with our friends three times a day. That means we are breaking bread with our surrounding community three times a day.
To be surrounded by such a tight community everyday is wonderful. Think back to conversations that you have had over a meal. You may have talked about the levels you passed in class that morning or maybe a letter you got from a friend at home during rest hour.
This is what being a part of community looks like, it looked like this during the time the Bible was written and it is what it looks like now. This verse in Acts describes the community of believers.
The believers devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles’, the teaching of Jesus and the belief in the saving grace of Christ. It also notes the fellowship among the believers, the times they came together, sharing a common root in Christ, and broke bread and ate together. This type of community is something that we all crave.
It is something that we all experience while at camp, and always hope to be able to take home with us. The great thing about it is that we can take the community we build at camp home with us. There are these devotions you read each day and then talk about with your camp friends or friends at home. Also you can keep in contact with your camp friends and begin praying for them throughout the year.
I encourage you to find a strong community at home and work to maintain your community at camp, sharing the belief of the saving grace of Christ.