Prayer: May my story be your story, God, of how you work through my life. Help me to share that story with others as often as I can. Amen.
Reading: John 1:6-28 (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?
“He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” –John 1: 7
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how are to share God’s story with others. We can live our lives in a Christian way, we can treat people well, we can worship and praise God; but, how do we tell how God has worked in our lives.
John did that. He was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. He told others about Jesus.
I’m starting to wonder if, when I see God working in my life, I need to share that more verbally with others. What do you think? Do you need to do that to? Aren’t we all here on earth to testify to that light that came down to this world as a baby in Bethlehem? --Chad Hershberger
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