Editor’s Note: We continue today with our look at this summer’s Day 3 curriculum of “Water of Life.” Wednesday’s Theme is “At the Well—Enough for Everyone.”
Prayer: Great God above all, you fed us and give us water. We thank you for refreshing us and renewing us. In your great Name we pray, Amen.
Reading: Isaiah 55: 1-5 (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: (In the Anytown General Store)
“Oh I wonder how much this is.”
“Doesn’t it have a price?”
“I don’t see one.”
“It must be free.”
Everything has a price, doesn’t it? There are many sayings that sound like, “Nothing good is free.” Can you remember the last time that you got something really valuable that you didn’t have to pay for? That’s called a gift or a winning. Someone had to buy it.
The prophet Isaiah is calling out the ad, inviting followers to buy into the program with God. There are lots of free gifts, sustaining food and thirst quenching drinks. God wants us to be free and live, and God has spent more than we could pay. God wants us to be in a living relationship of life and enjoyment. Sound good to you? The prophet says, “Then don’t waste your time on anything less than life with God!” --Andrew Fitch
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