Prayer: Thanks, creator, for never ending pleasures.
Reading: Psalm 16 (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: The pond at Camp Mount Luther is one of my favorite places. I just came back from a walk there. It’s different this time of year than it is in the summer. As I approached, two Canadian geese took a little umbrage to my approach and with almost no ripple moved to the far side of the pond.
What’s that got to do with Psalm 16 you ask? Well, here it is:
You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Geese on a beloved pond is “fullness of joy”. What brings you pleasure today? Thanks be to God. --Jim Bricker
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