Prayer: Dear God, may we look for the new things you are doing in our lives. Amen
Reading: Isaiah 43: 16-21 (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: Just as Isaiah reminded the people to look for the new things God was doing, we can do that today. Just as they remembered how God delivered their ancestors out of Egypt and destroyed Pharoah's army, we remember the times we saw God's hand in our lives. How about today? What new thing did God do today? Where did you see his love? How did you love God and love others? And how will you again tomorrow? Old things, new things. Keep watching.
-- Ruth Gates
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