Prayer: Alleluia! Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! Alleluia!
Reading: Luke 24: 1-12 (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: Great and glorious news is the text for today! What is not so shocking but is a little bit maddening is that the men did not believe the women. They had to have proof. I am curious about how it made the women feel, and what their response was to the men’s unbelief. Are there times in your life that you have had a great story to tell and that people did not believe you. My go to retort is that I am not a liar and that I am telling the truth.
How about the Easter story? There are still people today that are skeptical about Jesus and that he has risen from the dead to save us all. All I can say is that I believe. That’s my faith story and I am sticking to it! Christ has risen indeed!!
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