Prayer: Lord, help me to see my potential. Amen.
Reading: John 1: 43-51 (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: God sees all that we do. There is nothing in our lives that God does not know about. God knows every hair on our head. But not only does God see us in a visual sense, but also in other ways as well.
God sees our potential. Jesus saw the potential in the disciples he called. He also sees what we are capable of. We may not feel that we have what it takes to get something done or to do something in our life. But God sees our potential.
God also looks at us when we are in needs of instruction. Life does not come with a manual that gives us all the directions (except for maybe the Bible!). When we are in need of help and instruction, God is there for us to show us the way.
God is always with us, watching over us, seeing our potential, and giving us instruction. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: As we get ready to celebrate his life next week, discuss with others or meditate on this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am 75 and yet not every truly to have lived.”
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