Prayer: God, help me not to hinder your good works. Amen.
Reading: Acts 11:1-18 (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: This is a fascinating story. Peter tells folks about an incredible vision he had. It is almost too wild to be true! But look at his response when he is done telling the people about it. He basically says, “Who am I to question God. If God gave them the same gift of the Spirit that he gave us, why should I hinder that?”
So often I find myself responding to others’ wild ideas or plans with hesitation or “brushing it off.” But, as we see in this story from Peter, perhaps the response should be, “who am I hinder that?” God might be right there, through the Spirit, guiding what is to be! --Chad Hershberger
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