Wouldn’t you be scared, especially if you heard something rustling in the grass at your feet, or heard a coyote howl in the distance and a half hour later heard him howl a few feet from you? In the morning when the boy feels the light of the sun on his face, he removes his blindfold. It is only then that he sees his father sitting on the stump behind him.
We, too, are never alone. We have a father above in God who is always beside us to protect us and to love us. He loves us so much that no matter how bad we are, He does not love us any less and, no matter how good we are, He could not love us any more. His love is never 50 percent when we are bad and 75 percent when we are good. Whether we are good or bad, God’s love is always 100 percent. When we fail or mess up, he is always there on the stump beside us to forgive us.
Why? Because He loves us so very much. Always remember the Cherokee father and his son and then think of God’s love for you and also the love of your earthly father and mother for you, thank God. You can thank God this week by serving your fellow Scouts. That, too, can be the most fun of all.
Author: Boy Scouting/Venturing Camp Chaplain Handbook | Boy Scouts of America