[S2E7] Camp Fear
Simon, Andrew, James, and John have a rock throwing contest to see who will fish and who will return to camp. Simon and Andrew loose and a heated discussion between the two brothers occurs on the boat as they try to fish.
[S2E7] Camp Fear
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Fear and anger do not come from God.
Andrew is swallowed up in fear. He desperately needs to go after Jesus and petition for his release. He is afraid that Jesus faces the same fate as John the Baptist. He has already lost John and is afraid he is losing Jesus too. He fears that everything, including the plans for the big sermon, will be ruined if Jesus is put in jail. Andrew is angry that Mary may have caused Jesus to be arrested. He storms out of camp.
Anger and fear can be overwhelming and can cause us to act and say things we may regret later. Not being in control or being able to fix something can lead to anger, frustration, and fear. None of which come from God.
STEPHANIE FOO: Suburban life in Leander was good. Shannon King and her family lived in a cozy little farmhouse on seven acres. It was a good amount of land really close to Austin, Texas. With two horses in the back field. And baby foxes and rabbits scampering around the property.
SHANNON KING: There's little things that are not as obvious when you camp. For example, which direction to park in order to block the wind so that you can have a fire, how to build a fire, right, what things to bring so that you don't suddenly find yourself without a tool you need.
STEPHANIE FOO: One day, she came across an old brochure in the glove box of her truck. A list of all the state parks in Texas. A few years before, she and her ex had visited four of them on horseback. They rode their horses on trails for several hours, camped for a night or two, then rode out. Shannon had dreamed of one day riding and camping in all the Texas state parks that allowed it but had never gotten around to it. She had 18 left to do. This was the perfect time.
STEPHANIE FOO: Shannon and Dex took short rides at first. Just the two of them, building the rapport they would need to ride the demanding trails in the state parks. At the same time, Shannon geared up for the trip. She packed a tire repair kit for her truck and the horse trailer. She gathered emergency supplies, mapped everything out and booked camp sites. And then she bought some extra protection: a pistol and a concealed gun license. A bit of insurance against wildlife and unwanted visitors. When everything was ready, Dex stepped into the trailer and Shannon and the dog piled into the truck. First stop on the month-long trip: Cooper Lake State Park, northeast of Dallas. When they arrived, Shannon and Dex stood for a moment at the entrance.
SHANNON KING: The control issue for me, the need to control comes from a place of neediness. It comes from fear. So, one of the things that I had to think through was why, why was I operating that way? Another thing that I had to get my arms around for myself mentally was simply why had I stayed when it was just hurting me over and over and over?
SHANNON KING: Well, every morning when I get up, they come up to the camper and stare at me through the windows. I'm pretty sure they're just waiting for food, but they know when I'm up and they are literally face into the window watching me, waiting for me to come outside.
And, of course, Jasmine's fear and guilt as a new mother. She loves her son more than she ever imagined was possible, but times like that made her afraid that she brought a Black child, especially a boy, in this tumultuous world where his skin could be a death sentence.
Aaron: How's Ronnie? Larry: There's certain firsts we all remember. First love. First kiss. First heartbreak. Aaron: First racist experience.Larry: Yeah. I was in kindergarten. My new best friend told me his parents said he couldn't play with any "n's." He didn't even know what that word was.Aaron: I was eight. In the scouts. There was three of us black kids, and when it came time to set up camp, the scout leader, he segregated us. Put us on the outskirts of the white kids' tent
Clarke approaches the Grounder camp outside Camp Jaha and is stopped by Gustus who warns her he'll slit her throat at the slightest provocation. Clarke enters the Commander's tent and meets Commander Lexa who is seated on a throne with Indra on one side. Clarke tells Lexa about Mount Weather and about how she and Anya escaped together. She presents Lexa with a braid from Anya's hair. Clarke lies and claims that they can turn the Reapers back into Grounders because she has done it with Lincoln. Lexa demands Clarke to prove it.
Jake and Steven go exploring for food and a place to set up camp. The two of them come across a snake that they kill. Darrin is starting to worry about Ryan's whereabouts. Jake and Steven come across Ryan's den.
She's started screaming and that has attracted some lions to their den. Kim is evacuated from their campsite. After all the medics leave, the rest of the group start to hear loud sounds from the lions.
Distracted by Ben and Gwen quarreling, Max almost hits a young camper named Gilbert on the road. They take the boy back to his camp, Camp Opinicon, only to find no one there. As they investigate the premises, they find two more children, twins named Andy and Mandy, who are hiding from something that caused the camp to become deserted. Max is captured by tendrils while he investigates, prompting Ben and Gwen to split up. While Gwen leads the campers to safety from fungal mutants, Ben attempts two failed rescue missions, getting captured on the second. In trying to escape, Ben unlocks a new alien form, Wildvine. 041b061a72