Prayer: Like the angels the night of the Christ Child’s birth, we joyfully sing. May our songs touch hearts with your love. Amen
Reading: Psalm 96 (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: This psalm is truly appropriate for these days leading up to Christmas. The night of the Christ Child’s birth the angels sang of His glory to the humble shepherds in the field. And we continue to sing of His glory.....joyfully and from our hearts.
Sing carols! On the corner. Under a lamp post. In the subway. In a nursing home. For all to hear!
Many, many, many years ago our youth group played Christmas carols from a second floor window in our church. We used (what today is obsolete) a PA system and 78 RPM records with but one song per side. The music soared through the open air across the Town Common for all to hear.
Whose cold and lonely heart might have been touched? --Alice Yeakel
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