Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7
When I was a kid I spent a lot of time at the playground and many days found myself involved in a pick-up baseball game. We didn’t need 18 people to play baseball. We adjusted the rules to suit the number of players we had. I also remember how we chose the teams. Toss a bat to somebody who caught it in one hand. The other “captain” would grasp the bat just above the first hand and back and forth they would go until somebody was at the very top of the bat and there was no room for another hand. That captain got to choose first. It was o.k. if you didn’t get chosen first, but getting chosen last—that could be a problem.
God chooses us. That should feel pretty good. God chose us before we were born. Wow! What is God up to? What does God want with me? “I will give you as a light to the nations.” Really? You’ve got to be kidding. Nope. God chooses us so that we might bring the light of Jesus into the lives of other people. --Jim Bricker, Camp Mount Luther Summer Chaplain to the Staff
Closing: Let’s sing: This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
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