And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither tick nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But If God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!Matthew 6:28-30
Okay so this is not a lily. This is a wildflower growing in front of our Sacramento sign coming in toward camp. But it’s beautiful none the less, and the beauty of this flower is astounding considering it was never planted, that it’s rarely watered and yet, here it is! God caring for even the most minute detail, showing off his love for us.
Camp is very closely linked with schools, we are after all a summer camp, and conference center. And if you, like us, feel like summer was the longest and simultaneously shortest summer to have ever existed, then school being back in session seems a little crazy. As so many of our Sacramento friends are teachers, school staff, and students who are headed back to school, or are already in session, this season is especially turbulent. We know there might be some reservations about jumping back into the swing of things. We understand the fear. We live with the unknown too, and know that families are making big decisions right now. We are making hard decisions in unfortunate circumstances.
As a camp we have no answers for you and the tough decisions you are making. But we do know the God who hears our petitions, a God who cares about us, and a God who has promised to always be with us. This God does not want us to be anxious about anything; food, clothing, and shelter included. And while Sacramento has many restrictions placed on it for how we can open and operate, we have been able to be open for one particular group: families. For 89 years (and this last year has been a doozy) we have been feeding and sheltering people in a retreat from the world that hopefully brings you closer to God. We are honored to be able to allow families to spend time together on our grounds. So if your family is choosing to homeschool, take a vacation from home and come see us. If your family is choosing to distance learn and need a break from screens, come see us. If your family is doing in person school, take a weekend and come see us.