Prayer: Oh Lord, put a new song in my mouth. Amen
Reading: Psalm 40: 1-11 (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: There is a saying, "You are what you eat." I guess that means your health depends on what you put in your mouth. Or, when saying this to a child, it means, "If you eat chocolate chip cookies all day, you will turn into a chocolate chip cookie."
Verse 3 of Psalm 40 proclaims, "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." If you are what you eat (or what you put in your mouth), then let's be people who praise God for many to see and know of God's love for all. --Ruth Gates
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