Prayer: Dear God, may we always know there will be enough with what you provide. Amen
Reading: John 6: 1-21 (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: I anticipated company (who were travelling through) for early morning coffee and breakfast cake. I made a molasses cake and a buttermilk cake and purchased several muffins. They did not show up; nor the next morning which was Sunday. So I took my goodies to our son’s family. Sure enough, my company appeared Monday morning! I now had about 1/3 of the molasses cake, half the buttermilk cake, and one muffin. It was still enough. Sorry if I’m making you hungry! There were no leftovers.
Jesus fed the 5,000 and did have leftovers, which goes to show that Jesus abundantly provides! Live in the goodness of that promise today.
-- Alice Yeakel
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