Prayer: O Glorious God who came down to earth to die: watch with us as we wait for the resurrection. Keep vigil with us as we remember the story that our faith is based upon. Be with us, Lord, as we wait. Be with us, Lord, as we watch. Be with us, Lord, in our joy tomorrow morning. Amen.
Reading: Matthew 28: 1-10 (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: Here’s the story. The one we’ve been waiting for since Ash Wednesday. Tomorrow is the day. It will be Easter. But today, there is waiting. There is watching. We know what will happen in the morning. The disciples did not. Their life had changed drastically yesterday. They lost hope. They were in despair. They didn’t listen to what Jesus had told them. He gave them hope. He gives us hope. Be patient. Tomorrow, Easter, is coming. –Chad Hershberger
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