From the Camp Director,
As I look out my window I can see that the farmers are busy! It’s harvest time.
Thanksgiving is near! Families gather to eat, share their lives, and watch football. Many times the only remembrance of God is when the blessing is said. In many homes, even this is omitted. As this day approaches, we have an incredible opportunity to redeem Thanksgiving and turn it into a great blessing for our families and friends. With a little bit of planning, we can make a memory that will impact those in our homes that day.
Consider the first Thanksgiving: On the Hebrew calendar, harvest marks the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths, when Israel celebrates the blessings God has given them. It is a time of joy and celebration, a time of thanksgiving for how God has blessed them. It is a time of prayer, repentance from sin and petitions for blessings in the coming year. It also looks forward to the coming Messiah.
Moses wrote: “Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. Be joyful at your feast – you, your sons and daughters… For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands and your joy will be complete” (Deuteronomy 16:13-15, NIV).
Ask the Lord what activities you can do to re-focus your family on God on this special day.
Please know here at Hanging Rock we are so Thankful for the sacrifices of time, talents & treasures given this year to the ministry. It is so great to be a part of a ministry that many people are so passionate about and are willing to support! We are so thankful for your partnership. We give thanks for you! We hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Gary Baker, Executive Director