Today, we look at a Day 1 text from this year’s summer curriculum, “Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E.”
Prayer: Great God, we praise you for your almighty power that you choose to use for our deliverance. Guide us to share this good news with all people. Loosen our grip to share in the feasting with all in need. In your great name we pray. Amen.
Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9 (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?
Reflection: Changing the sheets with a young child or puppy can be quite the adventure. Before you know it you aren’t sure what is clean and which way the sheets are supposed to be going and suddenly piles or forts are being constructed. Clean sheets are a good thing. Clean sheets for a record of errors is a professional accomplishment.
In this case the sheet is not a good thing that God removes. God is changing the sheets and remaking the bed of the world that we live in. It isn’t just a feast, it is a house cleaning in God’s kingdom. God is taking out the trash and washing away the sin. We rejoice and take part in the sparkly shiny goodness.
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