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: Dear Jesus we thank you for teaching us ways to be like you, loving and sharing your peace. Help us to grow in following you. In your name, we pray. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 5: 1-12 (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: Suzy was trying to draw a picture of Jesus for Mrs. Adams. Her piece of paper only had a grassy hill and people sitting around ready to hear Jesus’ sermon. She didn’t know how to draw his feet, got frustrated, and stopped with a big white space in the middle of the page.
Mrs. Adams saw Suzy’s paper and asked her what was going in the middle. Suzy had a sad look on her face and said, “Jesus. But I am not sure that I can draw him right.”
Mrs. Adams said, “Oh dear one, Jesus loves people like you. Some people would say you are meek, which is like shy, afraid, or humble. Jesus says that you are the kind of people that he wants to actually rule his world! So, how about you finish your picture and know that Jesus loves that you aren’t too sure of yourself.” --Andrew Fitch
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