Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: God makes many covenants with his people throughout the Bible. This new covenant happens during the exile of his people. I teach confirmation and we talk about God’s promises a lot because confirmation students are about to make some promises of their own. I like the part of these verses when it talks about writing the laws on our hearts. God touching our hearts helps us have a strong faith that effects all parts of our lives. Through confirmation I try to give the students many experiences where they can see and feel God working through them and others. Whether you be in a time of exile, a confirmation student, or wherever you are in your faith life, God is with you and you are God’s. --Charlene Rineer