Prayer: Lord, we see your wonder and splendor all around us. May we be distracted enough to notice it and grateful enough to do take care of it. Amen
Reading: Psalm 8 (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?
I went out on my front porch early this morning to begin writing this devotion but was distracted by the birds singing. I listened until lawnmowers started. That ended that. Maybe inside I would get more writing done. Instead I found myself distracted watching the hummingbird on the feeder near the window by my desk.
God’s majesty is quite distracting! There is wonder in the hovering of a hummingbird. There is splendor in birdsong all day long. It’s a wonder we get anything done in this splendid world!
Still, I must finish this writing because now that the lawnmowers are done, I would like to go back outside to do some gardening to the sound of the birdsong. Oh, and also refill the hummingbird feeder.
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