Prayer: Refreshing God, help us look to you for what we need. Thank you for your living water. What a difference it makes. Amen
Reading: Psalm 63: 1-8 (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 a saying in our family. "Drink water." It's important. We have learned it through Scouts (Be prepared.), summer sports (Stay hydrated.), illness (Force fluids!) and general good health (8 glasses a day). Yes, we often remind ourselves and each other to drink water. It makes a difference.
The Psalmist exclaims, "My soul thirsts for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water." Imagine if we thirsted for God spiritually in the same way in the same way know our need to drink water physically. As if it were a way to be prepared, provide stamina, flush out infection and keep us functioning any given day. It would make a difference. --Ruth Gates
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