It Only Takes a Spark. Ha!

fire2 Just so you know.  I’m a church camp junkie.  I can’t get enough of church camp.  I love working with every age group at camp too.

About 1995 or 96, I was at camp with 3rd and 4th grade kids.

We were at campfire time and the fire wasn’t going to well.  So, another Jeff, and the dean, Marshal and I were on our hands and knees trying to get the fire going.

Within a couple of minutes after we arrived at the campfire, all that was left of the fire was a little ember deep in the wood.  The three of us were blowing on the ember, lighting paper, trying to generate some heat so the fire would get going.  Nothing we did made any difference.

I don’t remember who was leading the kids in some songs, but he started singing “It only takes a spark, to get a fire going….” You’ve got to be kidding me.

Irony is all around us if we pay attention.  But this was like a slap in the face.  No, it does not take a spark to get a fire going.  It takes a flamethrower, or wood soaked in kerosene or something.

It only taking a spark to start a fire, yeah, right.



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