Congrats Ben! This is Ben's second Helmet ever. (And first Bulldog win!) Ben's first Helmet was on his first night at Btln! (I'm sure that is a Btln record!) Ben won the Belly Flop on his first night! What a way to start your Btln career!
This week we welcomed back Ryley (for the rest of the Btln year!), GeRRald (For one night.) and Austin (Not sure how long Austin will be around.) What a difference to have these guys back at Btln! We are so happy to have these guys back, even if it's only for one night!
GeRRald wanted to play Murderball, so we played Murderball! After two games we were tied 1-1. My team had Ben's team down early in the third game, but we were unable to finish them off. They battled back, taking the third game, and finished us off in the fourth, beating us 3-1!
In Bible study we had Ben leading us through another strange story from the Bible. The best part about these stories, is that they are real! Real people and the one true God!
Not long after God had rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt they began to grumble against God.
Numbers 11:4-6 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!”
It is sad how fast the Israelites forgot all the good things God has done for them! (Are we any different?) God had saved them from Egypt, was going to take them to their own land and in the mean time was miraculously providing food that had all the vitamins and nutrients that they needed!
Numbers 11:13-15 Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”
Even Moses begins to forget how God had provided for the Israelites. Moses is trying to do things on his own instead of leaning on God!
Numbers 11:18-20 “Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
God gave the Israelites the meat they desired, and in larger portions than they could have ever imagined! We need to remember that God knows best! (Careful what you pray for!)
We also need to remember all the good things God has done for us in the past, and believe that he can do more than we can ask or imagine in our future!
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ping Pong Tourney next week at Btln!