Prayer: (Wait in silence for God.)
Reading: Psalm 62: 5-12 (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: Waiting in silence usually doesn't happen. Anywhere. I have spent this morning in a Waiting Room and there has been a television going the whole time. I purposely sat where I could not see the TV but ear plugs would have blocked the crazy cheering from the game shows and endless babble of the talk shows. If I had been able to wait in silence, I could have done some praying. If I had been able to wait in silence, perhaps I could have heard God speaking to me. It made it hard to find hope.
The Psalmist wrote, For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. Next time I will bring ear plugs and wait in silence. There is hope! --Ruth Gates
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