Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on May 10, 2013.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to do something for you today and to be fed by you. Amen.
Reading: John 6: 35-51 (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: What have you eaten today? If you are reading this in the morning, you probably have not had much. But, if you are reading this in the evening, you probably have had your share of meals for the day. Every day we put much into our bodies.
Jesus tells us that He is the bread of life. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever. Shouldn't we live our lives for Him? After all, He is the one who give us eternal life. Just some food for thought. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Read the passage again, and then jot down how you will live your life for Jesus.
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