Reading: Romans 6: 1b-11 (Click to read text)
Verses 3-5 of Romans 6 are underlined in the Bible I use for writing GROW Time devotions. This Bible also happens to be the one I received at Camp Mount Luther in the summer of 2006. Everyone who came to camp that summer got a Bible and mine became my study Bible for Family Camp every year after. It is the one I always pack and use sitting in a circle on the downstairs back porch of Evergreen.
So, most likely, these verses were the focus of a morning Bible Study at Family Camp - baptismal waters, forgiveness, renewal, resurrection. Wish I had jotted down some notes in the margin. That would have helped with writing this devotion! Alas, no. But what means most to me is that sometime in the past, these verses were read, discussed and underlined at Camp Mount Luther. That, CML friends, truly is a blessing to me.
The 2014 summer camp season has begun! May many Bibles be opened, read and marked up. Outdoor ministry has a way of grounding us in our faith on ground that becomes dear to our hearts. What we experience and learn then goes with us always and everywhere! Thanks be to God! --Ruth Gates, frequent Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Closing Prayer: Dear God, return us over and over to those baptismal waters (and to camp!) for forgiveness, refreshment and renewal. Amen.
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