For today's devotional, again we will use the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which will also be a big part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers this summer. First, read the passage and then discuss the four questions below. Conclude by reading the reflection and ponder the quote presented.
Reading: Isaiah 66: 5-6
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text? (or for younger kids, which part of the story doesn’t make sense to me?)
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text? (or for younger kids, what is my favorite part of the story?)
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me? (or for younger kids, what does this story remind me of?)
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text? (or for younger kids, what is God or Jesus doing in this story?)
Many people pray to God, wanting an answer from God. They want to hear what the Lord has to say about a problem they may be facing. But sometimes we are impatient. We may want an answer right away, but the Lord may want us to wait until the appropriate time to get an answer.
We should learn that if we are faithful, our prayers will be answered. God will answer our prayers in whatever way God sees fit and in due time. Be patient and wait for an answer! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Watch this YouTube video of a rendition of this text.