Prayer: Help us over the bumps in the road, Lord, and whatever may be worse. Amen
Reading: Psalm 30 (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: Sometimes the path we travel becomes bumpy. There are potholes. In New England they have frost heaves. So we sometimes stumble, have to take a detour, or face a scary situation.
I came home the other night and a bat was flying around my kitchen. (FYI - It is OK to call 911! At least in my town.)
A skunk is digging holes in my yard and perfuming the neighborhood at night. (Solution - Scatter mothballs.)
Now these are minor “bumps” in the road. Sometimes the bumps become mountains. But we surmount the mountains because we know God’s love is always with us…to help us through or around or over whatever frightens us.
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