Prayer: Shine, God, in our lives. Let others see you in our face. Amen.
Reading: Exodus 34:29-35 (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: Moses went up the mountain to get the Ten Commandments. Again, we read about a mountaintop experience. While on that mountain, Moses sees God. And then he returns.
And what does he get to show those who didn’t go with him? The radiance of his face. His face was glowing so much after being in God’s presence that he had to put a covering on it. Imagine that! When we encounter God these days- whether through seeing creation, seeing the good actions of others, or seeing God working in our lives- are we glowing? Do others know?
It’s my hope, as Mount Luther director, that when our kids and adults see God at camp that they go home with glowing faces. And that their parents need to put a camp T-shirt over their head to stop them from beaming about their God time at camp! --Chad Hershberger
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