Due to a technical error, this did not post yesterday. So, here it is for you a day late!
Prayer: We praise you, Lord, with all our being. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 150 (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: If you’ve been to camp in the last fifteen years or so, this Psalm will be very familiar to you. It’s the same Psalm that we sing about when we sing the song, “Psalm 150.” I first heard it from two other camps and we took it and made it our own the first year I was director. It’s a fun song to sing, especially with younger kids, who really get into making the sounds of the instruments and dancing around to the chorus.
I remember one time, we needed to fill some time and we sang this song, complete with about 27 verses! It was fun but if you are the guitar player for this (which I was) it really makes your fingers hurt when you sing it for that long.
The point of this Psalm is to praise God. What better time than the Easter season to be reminded of that. We serve a Risen Lord who overcame death and the grave. Find ways today to sing your “alleluias” to God! --Chad Hershberger
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