Prayer: Lord, be with us as we constantly have insights into following you in new and exciting ways. Guide us ever, great redeemer. Amen.
Reading: Acts 9: 1-6 (7-10) (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: This summer at camp during staff training, we will be looking at how we can create “magic moments” for our campers. Our material comes from a book I recently read called The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath.
They talk about how one of the characteristics of a defining moment is insight. In our story today, Paul gets new insight. Suddenly, he hears Jesus and realizes what he has been doing has been wrong. We know his insight doesn’t involve seeing, because we are told he is blind for a few days.
The Road to Damascus story reminds us that we have times in our lives where we are given a revelation. It often steers us in a new direction or helps us understand something we did not before. Be looking for these insights. They can help you see God in new ways!
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