Prayer: Lord, thank you for (fill in the blank and continue). Amen
Reading: Isaiah 63: 7-9 (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?
"I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord...according to the abundance of his steadfast love."
Isaiah 63: 7
The end of December is a time of reflection as we reminisce about the past year. I must admit, there were some difficult times for my family in 2016. Yet, in the midst of each challenge, there were more gracious deeds than reasons to be discouraged.
Not only at the end of the year, but at the end of each day, we can recount the gracious deeds of the Lord. Where did you see God this past year? Where did you see God today? Recount and know His love abounds. --Ruth Gates
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