Editor’s Note: We continue today with our look at this summer’s Day 4 curriculum of “Water of Life.” Thursday’s Theme is “In the Pool-Seeing and Being the Light.”
Prayer: O Lord, Our Lord, how wonderful in Love you are. We praise and thank you for all the ways that you provide for us. Amen.
Reading: 2 Peter 1: 3-11 (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: “And if there is anything you need, just let me know.” It is a frequent statement when you stay somewhere that the host hopes to truly make sure that you have a delightful stay. It is a pleasure to stay somewhere that they mean it and they have actually provided and tried to anticipate what you might need. I have been places where the soap in the bathroom is so good that I am glad it is small so I can take it back home and be reminded of how nice the stay was.
God has given us everything that we need for our stay. There is no lack of providing on God’s part. There is no way that we can truly measure how much God is generous with us, showering us with an abundance of possibilities for goodness. The challenge it to turn away from the things that we don’t need and that God urges us away from. God provides ways for that too. Remember, God has provided everything. Many times, the things aren’t things, but people that God sends into our life or path to help us along the way. Be open to the sending and the seeing today. --Andrew Fitch
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