Prayer: Give us courage and strength for all our fears. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 22: 19-28 (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: Having recently completed staff training and talking about safety around wildlife, this song from Psalms is really intriguing. Deliver “my life from the power of the dog,” it says. What does that mean?
Then, lions and wild oxen, too. God, come quickly to my aid, David writes.
When faced with the unknown, particularly wildlife, we can turn to God. We know God is not far away. Any fears we have, whether it be snakes, bears, public speaking, heights- we can come to God in prayer and ask for courage and safety.
What an awesome God we have!
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