Prayer: Our help is in you, Lord, our Maker. Amen
Reading: Psalm 124 (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: There are a lot of "ifs" in life. What if...? If this, then... If only... I would, if....
Psalm 124 starts with, If the Lord had not been on our side... and continues with a list a terrible things what could have/would have gone wrong. However, the Lord was on the side of Israel and is praised. Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (v. 8)
It would be easy to live thinking if all the time but that seems an uncertain way to be. Better to be certain our help is in the Lord. --Ruth Gates
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