Psalm 46:10 Helps a Camper

After getting lost in the woods, a young camper relies on God to lead her safely back to camp.

By NA, Grand Haven, MI

Categories: Guidance, Safety

I was getting kindling for a camp fire. It was getting dark. I wasn't afraid because I had my flashlight. But then I realized my flashlight didn't work. The batteries must have died. I wasn't sure which way was back to camp. It was dark and I couldn't see where to go. I was afraid. The camp verse theme for the summer was:

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Ps 119:105 I wondered how God's word could light my path. I sure could use a light. Then I remembered another Bible verse: "Be still, and know that I am God." Ps 46:10 (to :).

I was so frightened that I couldn't get quiet. Then I noticed the beautiful stars and a waxing moon. There was some light from the moon - not much, but it felt like a night light. I started to walk in the direction I thought the camp might be. I concentrated on being still. I got so quiet that all I heard were the beautiful night sounds of frogs and crickets, and campers singing. I followed the sounds of singing right back to camp. I was so relieved to have the comfort of God's words.