Prayer: Help me to rejoice in your goodness, O Lord.
Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 (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: We sing it as a statement of faith sometimes. Other times we just sing it for fun. But, no matter when we sing it here at camp, there is always dancing and skipping. Oh, the song is “Lord of the Dance”. Dance then wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance said He, and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be, and I’ll lead you all in the dance said He.
David was so happy, that he danced and danced before the Lord. Can’t imagine that happening in the churches I frequent. But, why not? What good thing has happened to you lately that you just want to get up and dance? At least jump up and call your neighbor. Why not? God really is a good God. Let us rejoice, give thanks, (and dance?) --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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