Prayer: Creator God thank you for creating the heavens and the earth. Thank you for creating the water and the land. Thank you for creating the plants and the animals. Thank you for creating humans who can love you and tend your creation. Help us be good stewards of all you have given us. AMEN
Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a (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: “And God saw that it was good.” I have many times sat and marveled at God’s wonderful creation. Sometimes it has been on the beach and sometimes it has been in the woods. The times I love best in the woods are early mornings as everything starts to wake up. At the shore I love to see the sunsets. I also love taking walks in the woods or on the beach and observe the creatures in their natural habitats. I am just amazed at how beautiful everything is, and how it all works together. God saw that it was good and we have the task to keep it good. I also believe we have the task to take time and enjoy the goodness of God’s creation. --Charlene Rineer
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