Prayer: We thank you, God, for all that you give us. Help us to appreciate all our blessings.
Reading: Genesis 24:34-67 (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: The staff looked at this passage for our GROW Time with our staff chaplain last week. We used it as part of an exercise in spiritual journaling. I thought this passage was interesting, because it reminded me of the story of the woman at the well, which we are studying with our campers this summer. I also like this story because it mentions camels!
This story is full of blessings that are bestowed on various characters. This makes me think of all the blessings God provides for me on a daily basis. This summer, as we are reminded at the various blessings God provides to us through water, I also am reminded of all the blessings God provides. Look around you today and see what blessings you see and say thank you to our creator for the wonders of this life. –Chad Hershberger
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