Is anyone watching the latest season of Survivor? I don’t watch every season but my kids are fans, and “Fans vs Favorites” intrigued me. I enjoy the challenges, but not all the drama at camp. I tend to like the quieter players who get along with everyone. It’s the Matthew 5:9-peacemaker coming out in me
I like watching the players build their shelter, establish alliances and live in tight quarters. Some outdoorsy person usually steps up and dazzles everyone with a critical skill: the ability to make fire.
My dad is one of those people. He took us camping every summer, and this Eagle Scout lived by the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. He always made sure we had matches and kindling, but we also knew that he could start a fire with his bare hands if he needed to!
Starting the fire was one of the first things we did when we set up camp, and we rekindled it when we woke up each morning.
I thought about that as I studied 2 Timothy.
“… I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you …”
~2 Timothy 1:6b (NIV)
I love the NASB’s wording, “kindle afresh” and thought about [Read more...]