One of the alternative texts for Day 1 of this summer's "Living in God's Time" curriculum is the following. Day 1 is the day campers will learn and reflect on the season of Advent, as we study the seasons of the church year.
Reading: John 1:19-28
Who are you?
How many different ways can you answer that question? Son of Paul and Florence. June’s husband. Chaplain to the Staff of Camp Mount Luther. Retired. Devotion writer. Fisherman. ………
When asked “Who are you?” John the Baptist cuts to the quick. “I am the one who points to Jesus.” He could have said a lot more, but he didn’t. When push comes to shove—John is the one who introduces us to Jesus.
Who are you? In a previous devotion we thought a bit about the fact that God chooses us and makes us his children. Who are you? I am a child of God. That is a great answer. Probably not the first thing that comes into our minds when we begin to identify ourselves. Still, a great answer. And, if we identify ourselves as a child of God, would we not also be pointing others to Jesus? Who do you know who needs to be pointed to Jesus? How might you do that?
Thanks, God, for John who points me to Jesus. Help me to point others to Jesus. Amen. --Jim Bricker, Camp Mount Luther Summer Chaplain to the Staff
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