Remember the song by the Power Puff Girls- love makes the world go round? When the evil clown, went around spreading gloom to the citizens of Townsville? And they illustrated this by sad faces and black and white picturing that had no life. I remember when the Power Puff Girls sang the song love makes the world go round, the color started to come back and the smiles on the faces of the citizens returned. And for that episode the narrator said, “And so the day was saved thanks to the power of love.” A little love can make someone’s day. A little love can make the world go round.
If there is at all any magic in the world, it would be love. Love makes us all do seemingly stupid things; I mean look at Jesus. It was love that He willingly came down from His comfort in heaven to come and die. It was love that made Him take the blame for crimes that He didn’t commit. It was love that made Him who had no sin, become sin. If that is not enough, it is this same being that looked at Paul, the Paul who killed Christians and He forgave him. Love conquers all things. Love makes people and even God do pretty strange things.
This is the kind of love that we hope all the campers feel while at camp; a love that never fails, never gives up and never runs out. We know that the world isn’t a nice place. There is so much expected of you, and sometimes all we really need is some love to keep the fire in our hearts burning.
Life can be hard, and when you’re young so much is changing so fast. Sometimes all kids really need is a little love to make the world go round. Love is patient, love is kind. You will be surprised that a little love is all you need to change the world.
Letting camp be the time that there is no more fear, is what we live for. Creating an environment where you’re allowed to be whoever you are. Let’s face it we are all a little weird. You’re weird. I’m weird. We look for friends whose weirdness is compatible with ours, thus joining us in mutual weirdness that we now call love.
Camp is where all these things happen. Friends are made. Relationships are built, mended and understood. And most importantly weirdness makes the world go round. So let’s spread some weirdness and watch it fuel the world to go round.
Author: Ivy Njeri | Date Created2016-04-26 23:05:00 | Comments: 0