On Fridays in February, we look at the scripture that our campers will be studying during Day 2 this summer of “Awesome God. Awesome Love.”
Prayer: Lead us, God. Fed us, God. Show us your love. Amen.
Reading: Exodus 14:21-29, 16:1-5 (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: No sooner had the Israelites escaped slavery in Egypt than they hit a dead end. The king's army was on their heels. The Red Sea was blocking their way. There was nowhere to turn. A dead end.
But God, in awesome love, turns dead ends into new beginnings. God parted the waters, and the people walked to safety. Soon the people hit another dead end. Hunger. And again, God made a way an sent manna from above.
In their despair, God led them. In their hunger, God fed them. And so it is for us. God's awesome love turns our dead ends into new beginnings. How has God led you in your life? How has God fed you? --ELCA Curriculum
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