Prayer: Guide our minds, Lord, as we march toward Calvary this Lenten season. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 91 (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?
“No evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.” -- Psalm 91:10
I know a few things about camping. Sleeping outside, in a tent, wondering what the noises are around you can be frightening. Trying to sleep when you are wondering what lurks about can be difficult. When the sun comes up, and you can see what you are hearing, the world looks better.
This Psalm reminds us that God is with us. God is even with us when we are in the tent, wondering what evil and scourge might be around.
That’s what Lent can be for us. A time of being in the darkness, wandering in the wilderness, restless sleeping, wondering what will be coming next. We are marching with Jesus toward the cross. It doesn’t feel right. It almost feels evil.
But the sun will come up. We’ll see the resurrection light. We know that God is with us as we march closer to Good Friday. Thanks be to God!
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