Prayer: Thank you, God, for your Kingdom which cannot be shaken. Stir us to worship you in awe and serve our neighbor. Amen
Reading: Hebrews 12: 18-29 (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: In the Old Testament, encounters with God often left people shaking in their shoes...or sandals....or bare feet as in the case of Moses standing on holy ground. Jesus was a different story. Except for shaking things up in the Temple overturning the tables of the moneychangers, Jesus stirred up people to love God and love others by his example and teachings.
In our world where things seem so shaken up, we are grateful for God's Kingdom which cannot be shaken. We are stirred to worship our awesome God and serve our neighbors. --Ruth Gates
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