Prayer: We sing and dance before you, LORD. Hear our praise and fill us with the joy of your presence. We are blessed. Amen
Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 (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: David danced as the Ark of God was brought to Jerusalem. God's presence was with the people so they celebrated with shouts, music and dance. I am sure it was quite a sight. It was fun. It felt good. They were blessed in the name of the LORD of hosts.
When was the last time you danced like David? I can honestly say it was just this morning at Camp Mount Luther Family Camp. One of the songs after breakfast was Give Me Oil in my Lamp and during the chorus we "Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna to the King of Kings!" while skipping merrily around the dining hall. We were all dancing like David. It was quite a sight. It was fun. It felt good. We were blessed.
Dance like David (or let your heart dance inside). It is fun. It feels good. Be blessed.
-- Ruth Gates
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