Prayer: Lord, help me to help someone today! Amen.
Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10 (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: This month, on Fridays, we’ll look at our Day 5 curriculum this summer as part of our theme, “ A Love That Never Ends.” To recap, we are looking at heroes of the Old Testament and how God loved them and how that love is in our lives today, too. We’ve looked at Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Israelites, Jonah, Ruth and Naomi, and now Jeremiah.
Jeremiah was very young when God called him. He was probably very afraid, too. As I tell kids that I’ve talked about this story with, Jeremiah didn’t get a phone call from God asking him to do something. It was more frightening than that!
Feeling the Spirit leading us to do something new can be frightening. But maybe is there something that we are supposed to do to show God’s loves towards others. It could be making a meal for a family who has someone in the hospital, babysitting to help a single mom, or doing yard work for an elderly neighbor. Helping others is one way that we can show God’s love to others. How will you help someone today? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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