How did you go from crying to glow sticks? Tell me, already.
You should see the fan mail I’ve been getting..Glow Sticks, what does hiking and burdens have to do with glow sticks? So many letters and the phone calls…my O my…
Just kidding, one person asked but I’ll tell you all the rest of the story.
So, we made it to the top but some of us carried are burdens the entire way up this mountain. Those burdens, we chose to carry, must have meant a lot to us. But how did we finally get rid of them?
8 circled 1…one dear lady sat on the ground, tears flowing…and the battle started. The warrior chicks battled like never before. One in front, one in back the others all around. “Rise up will…stand against the darkness…you can win this one, choose to be done with the burden, choose to trust, choose to give those burdens to God!”
As we prayed, a little violet butterfly flew around and around the woman, a gift, a sign of NEW LIFE!
Up she stood, to the edge she went, with her ‘stretcher bearers’ in tow….Hand up, Burden Down, All Praise and Glory to God, who paid the debt and raised this life up from the dead!
1 Peter 2:9 But YOU are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful LIGHT!!!
Down the mountain we went….Naps, playing, laughing, talking….sun down~GLOW STICKS out. Circles of light around our wrists in remembrance of being called out of darkness into HIS wonderful light.
It was a marvelous weekend, one that will be remembered, and one that will be repeated! Next summer, will you join us?