Prayer: May we always listen to hear the sound of your presence everywhere. Amen
Reading: Genesis 3: 8-15 (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: What does God sound like? Our text today says, "They (Adam and Eve) heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze." (Genesis 3: 8) Was it the sound of the breeze that they knew God was in the midst?
Today I am at Camp Mount Luther for the GROW Time Writers' Retreat. Outside the air is calm; not even a breeze. Inside I hear the tippy-tapping of many fingers on multiple laptops typing devotions (and one quietly writing with pen and paper). God is present here.
Listen to hear the sound of God's presence wherever you are. Hope you hear it in the GROW Time devotions we are writing today.
-- Ruth Gates
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