“You baptized me!” he said as soon as he was within earshot.
“That’s right,” I replied, “You were here for summer camp!”
All day long, Jacob took every opportunity to talk about camp with his fellow students. He pointed out his cabin, shared his favorite activities, and told his classmates where each trail led. When I asked him if he was going to come back next year, I was surprised that there was a slight pause in his eagerness.
“Well…I want to,” he said.
I didn’t press the issue any further, and we continued through the day, learning all about creation.
The teacher went on to share that one of their vocabulary words a few weeks ago was misery. When she asked the class, “What does misery mean?” Jacob shot his hand up and responded, “Misery is what you have in your heart before you give it to Jesus, but, when Jesus comes in, He takes all the misery away!”
I was stunned. What an impact summer camp had on little Jacob’s life! Both his parents are in prison, he’s living in a different state and going to a new school, but he is absolutely full of joy because he met Jesus here! I am humbled and thankful to God for what He accomplished in Jacob. And I'm so grateful that the Lord gave me this glimpse into the ongoing change taking place in his life.