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 God, thank you for your promise that one day we will be with you in Gloryland. Amen.
Reading: Revelation 22: 1-2 (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 when you read a part of the Bible, you have to just stop and breathe and take it all in. It is like going to an art museum or gallery—you have to take your time and look at the art from different angles and distances. Some artists draw little tiny things that you can only see if you get really close. Other artists use special brush strokes, so you have to step really far back to get the whole picture. Often projects from the craft lodge are like this, showing different talents and brush strokes of different children of God.
This word picture from the book of Revelation also requires some imagination and thinking. I can’t think of anything that I have ever seen that is like this. I have seen really bright and clear water, but not flowing through the middle of the street. I have seen big trees, but not big enough to be growing on both sides of the water.
I think heaven is awesome like our awesome God. It is big and bold, bright and shiny. It is wet with God’s love and goodness. I think the river that is flowing is like God’s overflowing love and forgiveness. There in Gloryland, all people can find healing and help. This is definitely a place I want to go to! --Andrew Fitch
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