Prayer: God, you are 24/7. Thank you for being near us always. Amen
Reading: Psalm 50: 1-6 (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: When a person says they are doing something 24/7 - 24 hours a day/7 days a week - it's a message of non-stop work, responsibility, commitment, attention, effort, or whatever. That person just keeps going, going and going like the Energizer bunny, however, it is exhausting.
God is 24/7. As the Psalmist writes, from dawn to dusk and all through the night, God speaks and acts in our world. Gently with love; fiercely in judgment. Calling those who are faithful. Comforting and challenging us. Securing and sending us forth. God is near us always.
When faced with a 24/7 feeling in our lives, let's remember God is 24/7, too. -- Ruth Gates
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