Prayer: This day, help us God to gaze upon the work done on the cross. Amen.
Reading: Acts 10:34-48 (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: With a new month upon us, it’s time to look at Day 3 of this summer’s curriculum. “La Frontera” will explore where we meet Jesus and on Wednesdays during camp, we’ll look at how Jesus meets us on the cross.
On this day we learn that through the cross we receive grace, hope, and forgiveness. We are joined together at the cross and are called to share these gifts of the cross with others. It’s important to understand that this is a gift from God. We need only accept God’s gift. These gifts become a way to “cross” all boundaries. Therefore there is no boundary God cannot cross over.
What boundaries do we need to cross in our own lives? Are there people we need to reach out to in forgiveness and grace? Are there places we must go to show the message of the cross?
As our campers contemplate similar questions, I hope you, too, will look at how Jesus meets us at the cross and how we need to reach out to others with that good news! --Chad Hershberger
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