Prayer: Lord, you have done great things for us. Though we sometimes sow with tears, we will reap with joy. Amen
Reading: Psalm 126 (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: Sometimes it takes looking back at all the great things that have happened for us to realize there will be great things ahead even if today is not so great. When the Lord brought his people Zion, it was as if they were dreaming. There was laughter! After many tears through difficult times, they returned with songs of joy.
The Psalms remind us to remember the great things God has done. Be filled with joy. Trust and pray.
-- Ruth Gates
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