Can rain stop you?
The co-op's fire and fort building day got rained on! But rain did not stop the group from building fires and making forts. A spirit of fortitude, flexibility, teamwork, joy, and resilience was present in every person. What great traits in the group! Experiences like these help both parents and children to build their ability to overcome difficult or seemingly impossible challenges.
Do you remember the biblical story
of Elijah on Mount Carmel, defeating the pagan priests
in the sacrificial showdown? Elijah told them to pour water
on the sacrifice he was building.
After the pagan priests failed to light their fire through their gods, Elijah proceeded to pray and ask God to bring fire down.
Even though the wood was wet–it might as well have been raining hard–fire came down and lit the sacrifice on fire.
The fire was so strong that it licked up even the rocks. Now that is a hot fire, to burn up the rocks!
There a song by the group Unspoken
called "Light a Fire in Me." The chorus
goes like this:
Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there's no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it's You, that it's You that we need
Start a fire in me
No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, let God be the fire that warms your soul. Let Him be the light on your darkest day. Let your prayer be,"Lord, start a fire in me!"