Prayer: LORD, may we all remember, turn to and worship you. Thank you for reminders to do that. Amen
Reading: Psalm 22: 23-31 (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?
All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD;
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before him.
~ Psalm 22: 27
Most days I ride the bus to and from work. As it comes to different stops along the way, a voice will announce: "Approaching Main", Approaching East", or, as it does just before my stop, "Approaching Church"...as in Church Street. I ring the bell, get off and walk to my house.
It makes me smile every time I hear "Approaching Church" because I think, "What if everyone on the bus at this moment decided to get off and go to church?" The street is called Church Street because there six churches on it within three blocks. Plenty to choose from.
The Psalmist celebrates God's goodness saying ALL shall remember, turn to the LORD and worship before him. Approaching Church? Stop here. We're all going to church! -- Ruth Gates
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