Prayer: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace be with us on this the holiest of nights. Thank you for the gift you have given us. May we share the light of Christ with all we meet, not just during this season of Christmas, but every day of our lives. Amen.
Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 (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: Christmas Eve is a night of great joy. The light of Christ has come to the earth for all and it is shining bright. I just love all the lights around during Christmas; the twinkling lights on the Christmas trees, the candles that burn bright in the windows, and all the lights on the bushes and houses. (as long as they do not over-do it and make it gaudy) My favorite lights are the candles that are lit while we sing Silent Night at church on Christmas Eve. We are all a part of the light of Christ and God is truly present in our midst. May Jesus shine bright for you and through you this Christmas and beyond. --Charlene Rineer
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