August 6, 2015: Depths
Prayer: Lord, hear my cry. Amen
Reading: Psalm 130 (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?
Out of the depths--what depths? Pain, despair, anger, sadness, sin, prejudice, hatred, frustration, grief, fear, loathing, … ??
The psalmist doesn’t say what the depths are. Rather, whatever the depth, we cry to the Lord and what do we find? Forgiveness, steadfast love and power to redeem. Thus we have an answer to the depths from which we cry—hope. Hope in the Lord.
So, what has you down today? God is there to hear your voice. Wait for the Lord. --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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