Prayer: Of all that we have, thank you God, for your love which is forever yet cannot be seen. Amen
Reading: Philippians 3: 4b-14 (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?
Let’s face it. Most of us have too much “stuff”. We’ve collected it over the years and much of it has sentimental value. The trend today is to get rid of clutter. But how do you define “clutter”? What is valuable? What can we do without?
One thing is sure. God’s love is not clutter. You won’t find His love on a shelf in the closet or in a file folder in a drawer. God’s love is in our hearts. Thank you, God, for entering our hearts and invisibly surrounding us with your goodness.
The hymn Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise sums it up. Hid from our eyes is what is most important - God's love which cannot be seen.
-- Alice Yeakel
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