Prayer: Thank you for searching and knowing us, LORD. There is no escaping your watch and your love. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24 (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: Escape Rooms have become very popular. What are they, you ask? An Escape Room is a real-life team-based puzzle game, where you are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles together to get out. I know a family who is very good at escaping. This is also the family in our circle of friends whose house we knew we would all have to go to if the Y2K disaster actually happened. We knew they would know how to survive. Now we also know they know how to escape.
Psalm 139 is titled, The Inescapable God. There is no getting away from His watch and love. God searches and knows us through and through. We cannot flee; cannot hide; cannot escape his hand which leads us and holds us fast.
Escape Rooms are for a winning adventure but when it comes to God we are winners in not being able to escape. --Ruth Gates
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