Prayer: Help me to remember, O Lord, that no matter where I am, you have sent me. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 28:19-20
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: For the last few weeks I have been centering this devotion on something in Camp Mount Luther’s week ending staff worship. We won’t be doing that this week, since most of the staff have been at off-site camps this week. We have been in Espy, Turbotville, Richfield, Rehoboth Beach, and Lewisburg as well on campus. Two of our life guards are serving a rental group at camp this week.
We’ve talked about how we understand that God calls us to camp and this week we are just as sure that God sends us out to do the work of the kingdom all over the place. That makes me think about how the ministry fostered at Camp Mount Luther has impact in far-flung places on this globe. Just thinking about where alumni staff are today is mind boggling.
Then I think about how God sends us all to – who knows where? Sometimes to places to do things that don’t seem to have anything to do with God. And yet, it always does. God sends us to wherever God wants us to be and uses us to do what the Lord wants done. So, today be reminded that each of us has an unusual title—Sent One.
--Jim Bricker, Chaplain for Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
P.S. Please pray for the staff that we may be gathered safely on Sunday and blessed to do God’s work at camp one more week.
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