For today's devotional, again we will use the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which is part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers. First, read the passage and then discuss/ponder the four questions below. Conclude by reading the reflection and closing presented.
Reading: Psalm 130
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?
As I mentioned earlier this week, this Lenten season has reminded me that Jesus meets us where we are. Whatever is going on and wherever we are, Jesus comes to us and aids us, giving us guidance and strength.
In our Psalm today, I am reminded of the times when Jesus comes to us when we cry out. We might feel alone or deeply depressed. As we yell to the Lord, we ask our voice to be heard. We remind ourselves of God’s forgiveness. We wait for Jesus to meet us. We long for it.
So often, I feel like my faith grows more when I’m having troubling times. This psalm definitely reminds me of that. Recently, though, the thought crossed my mind that in good times, I should also be looking to meet Jesus, especially in the scripture. I know that doing this devotional project has helped me to dig into God’s Word more than I have in the past.
This day, I remind you to go meet Jesus in the Bible. Go meet God in prayer. It may just change how you look at your day! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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