Reading: Exodus 3: 1-15 (Click to read text)
Reflection: This story is rich with images that we'll all probably seen in our heads since our childhood days: Moses, tending his flock; a burning bush; God's voice; Moses taking off his sandals; God calling Moses to do important work. You could inevitably write a reflection on all those images. But, today I'd like to focus on Moses' feet.
Moses took of his sandals, at God's direction, because he was standing on holy ground. I've always thought of our land at camp as holy ground. It is a place where we encounter God, although not usually in a burning bush! (I was told of a burning dead tree in a fire circle this summer, but that's another story for another time!) In the song that was written last year for camp's 50th anniversary, the chorus reminds us
Camp Mount Luther
Where good friends are found
Nature and Service
It's God’s good ground.
Each week, when our staff gathers for their week-ending worship, they take their shoes off when they enter the worship space. For them, it is a reminder that they are standing on holy ground. It's a reminder that God is in their midst. Where are the "holy grounds" in your life? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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