From the Associate Director,
“Don't know why
I have to drive so fast
My car has nothing to prove
It's not new
But it'll do 0 to 60 in 5.2
Oh I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why”
Those are lyrics from the song titled, ”I’m In A Hurry” by the country band Alabama. I drive over 100 miles a day to and from camp, and am surrounded by hundreds of cars in those travels. I am often passed by someone, on the dotted yellow, who is in a big hurry and is going well over the posted speed limit sign. This last week, the words from the above song popped in my head, on one of those encounters and I got to thinking about how we live such busy lives. Now, the last 7 months or so, our lives may be a little slower, but overall we still live busy lives and always seem to be in a hurry. Those people, who pass me, don’t have anything to prove with their cars, but yet they rush by me. How often do we rush by someone, not in a car, but someone in the office? Someone in Church? Someone in the store? Maybe even someone in our own home? I have noticed, in our social distancing season we are in, that we may be “rushing” by opportunities to minister to people.
Jesus is a great example of not living a rushed life. He knew when He needed to slow down, and minister to those around Him. He was aware of His surroundings, and took the necessary steps to help those people who needed the help. In these crazy times, where we have been somewhat forced to slow down, have you? Here at Hanging Rock we want to be a place where people can come and slow down. We love serving people, and helping them disconnect for the craziness of everyday life. We are here if you need a place to find rest, and slow down. If you are reading this, and need a place to find rest and relaxation come out to camp! If you are a minister, and need a place to do sermon or lesson prep, or just a different view for the day, come out to camp! If you are a family, who needs a place to go hiking, or fishing, or have a picnic, come out to camp! If you are a college kid, and need a place to study for finals, and slow down, come out to camp! We want to be here for you, and help you slow down and experience Jesus in a whole new way. We try to follow the example of Jesus and see where the needs are of those who are here, and try to help meet those needs. So, come on out to camp, and find rest, find relaxation, and find Jesus waiting for you to rest in His arms!
Todd Blair, Associtae Director