Prayer: Lord, teach and instruct in the way I should go. Counsel me as you keep your eye upon me. Amen
Reading: Psalm 32 (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: Every other year I travel with a youth orchestra for a concert tour in Europe. There are three of us in the leadership of the group overseeing all. We allow the young musicians quite a lot of freedom but are always keeping an eye on them. We explain to parents how even during "lunch on your own and free time" they are always being watched. One of us will be in the center of the town square, another sitting at a sidewalk cafe table, another will roam throughout the narrow cobbled streets. The young people don't seem to notice our strategic supervision but instead see us there for help and support. "Mrs. Gates, where is the shop with chocolates?" "Have you seen so and so? Which way did they go?" "How much time before we have to get back to the bus?"
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32: 8
So it is with our Lord. God in the center of all things. Christ who sits at the table for us. The Holy Spirit who roams throughout our lives. There to instruct, teach and counsel. Eye on you.
-- Ruth Gates
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