Prayer: Thanks, Lord, for my salvation.
Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 (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: An inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. Hmmm. I’m at the age that I have received all the inheritances coming to me. They weren’t large. And they are gone. The money has faded away, perished. What has not faded is the memories of those who left the inheritances. What is left is the relationships that continue to live in laughter, tears, memories and longings.
St. Peter in this post-Easter reflection encourages us into relationship with a living God. And this relationship is imperishable, undefiled and unfading. Guaranteed by God.
Thanks be to God as our Easter celebration continues. --Jim Bricker
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