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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Celebration and the graciousness of uncertainty

by Nelson Roth
My daughter-in-law, Tina, sent the following note to me on Sunday, April 29th.  It had great meaning as Relevant Ministry was in the final days of the camp fundraising drive.  It also had great meaning related to our current blog topic - celebration.  Her note was from an Oswald Chambers devotional and I pass it on to you along with her personal words with her permission.

John 3:2 "It doth not yet appear what we shall be."

"Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life.  To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth.  This is generally said with a sigh of sadness, it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation." Oswald Chambers (April 29th: The Graciousness of Uncertainty)

Tina said, “May these final days be days of ‘breathless expectation.’  We are praying.”

I'm so encouraged with the responses for the camp purchase!  It’s May, and we have crossed the finish line of the two month fund drive.  118 individuals and churches have responded, during March and April, giving a total of $67,335 for the camp fund drive. Our next two steps, (1) we will talk with the owners and (2) keep in touch with you.  

We look to the future - with ‘breathless expectation' realizing that there is so much to celebrate and to be grateful for.  For future campsite purchase updates keep checking this webpage -

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