Prayer: Lord, let me a light to others and let my light be good. Amen.
Reading: Genesis 1: 1-5 (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: Sometime, on this day of Epiphany, go over to a light switch in a dark room, say, “Let there be light” and turn it on. Imagine what it was like for God when God said those words and it was so. Imagine what it was like to call light “day” and dark “night.”
As we turn to a new season of the church year today, we will focus on themes of revealing and light. Jesus, the light of the world, is revealed to us in this season. We see His light shining in the darkness.
We also are to be light for the world. We are to reflect Christ in our actions. And so, sometime soon, think of something that you might do for another person. Say to yourself, “Let there be light” and go do it. Imagine what it is like for Christ to see you letting your light shine before others. And imagine God saying, “It is good.” --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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