Prayer: Dear God, it is amazing how you know us inside and out; our coming and going; from before we were born to this moment to forever. Thank you for being with us always. Help us to trust you wholly, everywhere and always. Amen
Reading: Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18 (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: The guys in my family watch a show called, Person of Interest. I usually don’t watch but from what I understand, it is about a super computer (Finch’s machine) that knows everywhere everybody goes and everything everybody does. Through the collection and processing of what must be a bazillion bits of data, lives are tracked, dangerous plots discovered and heroes are sent to save the day. Nothing escapes the machine.
Our God is inescapable, too, though certainly not in the sense of a suspenseful tv drama. Psalm 139 assures us of God’s loving involvement in our lives. Nothing can escape God’s concern – no person, no thought, no place, no time.
Technology tends to let me down (admittedly most often because of user error) but I know I can trust God’s concern for me (despite my errors). I come to the end – I am still with God. (v. 18) --Ruth Gates, Family Camper
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