Prayer: Dear God, help us to listen for your voice. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 29 (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: As we read this week about Jesus’ baptism, one thing that I am always in awe about is the voice of God telling us that “this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” To hear that voice of God coming from the heavens that day must have been impressive.
Our Psalm for this Sunday also reminds us of the power of God’s voice. Here, we are reminded of the power of God’s voice. But I am also reminded that God’s voice can also be heard in the quiet. We aren’t always going to hear a loud booming voice to tell us what to do. We need to seek God’s voice in the quiet, too, and in the voices of others that we trust.
Where do you hear God’s voice? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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