>Every year for twenty years it has been my honor to have, as one of my teen camp speaking events, the privilege of speaking at Camp Men-O-Lan near Quakertown, Pa for “Pioneers for Christ,” a Korean/American youth ministry.
One of the “traditions” is “Clash Day”…and, being the teen-in-old-man’s-body that I am, I participate.
Here is a shot of the camp director (Donny Cho….whose wedding I attended in Philly in February) and me:
>I love Tim Hawkins…and what follows is not exactly deep in spiritual thought and insights, but, oh my, my stomach hurts from laughing so much…my teenage friends, my 20/30 something friends, may not laugh as hard…but if you a tad older, don’t wet your pants:
His books are fantastic.
Here are his thoughts on Jesus’ second touch:
Remember when Jesus heals the blind man but it takes two attempts? For some strange reason, that is blessing me big time. Even Jesus needed two attempts. I find tremendous encouragement in that. And I think there are a few lessons to be learned.
I think many of us give up after our first attempt so we forfeit the miracle. Keep praying for the miracle. Give God a chance! I also think some of us are satisfied with a partial miracle. Don’t settle for half a miracle. Keep believing God for the whole thing! Finally, some miracles happen in stages. It doesn’t happen all the way right away.
Mark 8:25 says: “Then Jesus laid hands on his eyes again.” The operative word is “again.” Is there something you need to pray for again?