Prayer: Thank you, God, that we are saved by grace through faith...not by our own doing but as a gift from you. Amen
Reading: Ephesians 2: 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: Saved by grace. I really don't know what else to write today. Those three words pretty much sum up God's love for us. This is not even our doing. It is the gift from God.
I woke up this morning with a long to-do list with the first being to get this devotion written and sent to Camp Mount Luther for uploading to email and post. After that, the list goes on and on. It is going to be another busy day. But every day, every morning before I even roll out of bed, I am already saved by grace. Not by anything I did the day before or anything I will do on this day or even all the days to come.
Simply saved by grace. If it had to be by my own doing, I would get nothing else done. Look! I already finished this devotion. It’s time for breakfast on another busy day. -- Ruth Gates
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