Prayer: When we are too tired to even think anymore, may we go into the sanctuary of your presence and then understand your love. Amen
Reading: Psalm 73 (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?
But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task,
until I went into the sanctuary of God, then I perceived (their end). Psalm 73: 16, 17
I cannot tell you how many problems, both my own and others, that I have tried to solve in my mind. No wonder I feel so tired sometimes. Problems are never-ending and my brain never gets a break. Weary is the word for it.
The Psalmist realized how wearying it is to try to understand everything of this world. What helped? Going into the sanctuary of God.
I recently had a bad day at work. A problem arose for a third time and I was weary trying to understand it. I found my sanctuary by the river downtown to eat my lunch, pray a bit and write this GROW Time. How timely!
-- Ruth Gates
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