I painted next to Chris and Cassie, our Guest Coordinator, the other day. In January, they will be married. Counting down the days until they are wed, they too have been preparing. Some question the worth of all the time and planning that a bride puts into a day that only lasts a moment, not to mention the money that some brides pay for their dresses alone. The preparation though is not so much for the event itself but for what is ahead, a lifetime of love and partnership. We prepare the camp not just for the arrival of the guests but for transformation where life is awakened to the joy that is ahead. We hang up lights and display decorations not just for December 25th but for what the welcoming of a Savior into our lives means not only for the here and now but for what is ahead into eternity. Preparation builds the anticipation, focuses our hearts, and truly brings us together.
|Boom Town 2010 Chris and Cassie in the front|