Prayer: Dear God, teach us how to live so we may be like trees. Day and night we meditate. Amen
Reading: Psalm 1 (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: We have had a few wind storms lately and I find them unsettling. Especially when they blow in (literally) during the night. I hear the pine cones whipped off the tall pines to the west and pelting the house. I fall back to sleep assuring myself at least it's not the whole trees coming down.
Those who delight in the Lord are like trees planted by streams of water. Meanwhile, the wicked are like chaff that the wind drives away.
I'll be out in the yard picking up pinecones for hours but the pines are still standing. I will meditate on that day and night.
-- Ruth Gates
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