For today's devotional, again we will use the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which will also be a big part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers this summer. First, read the passage and then discuss the four questions below. Conclude by reading the reflection and ponder the quote presented.
Reading: Judges 4
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text? (or for younger kids, which part of the story doesn’t make sense to me?)
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text? (or for younger kids, what is my favorite part of the story?)
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me? (or for younger kids, what does this story remind me of?)
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text? (or for younger kids, what is God or Jesus doing in this story?)
You've probably heard the saying, "Behind every good man is a woman." I can think of many instances when that is the case. There are many women in the world who help to guide and support men in their leadership capacities.
Do you know anyone like Deborah? A woman who seizes the moment and takes charge but often lets others get the credit for what she has done. Deborah was a very strong woman who gave lots of people advice. When she told Barak that he needed to go and fight he asked her to come with him. And she did. She said that no one would honor him for winning the battle since it was a woman who defeated Sisera.
We can feel fortunate that there are Deborahs in our midst today. We need strong women who will lead us and seize opportunities. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Discuss with others or meditate on this quote by Henry Ford, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."
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