Prayer: How great is your creation and your faithfulness, O Lord, our God.
Reading: Psalm 8 (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: Often, when I look up in the sky and see the moon, I think, “Wow! We put a man up there.” I’ve done a lot of reading and watching documentaries about the 60s and our race to the moon to heed President Kennedy’s challenge. It fascinates me.
I’ve decided that after reading this Psalm, I need to look up at the moon and say, “Wow! God put that up there.” How majestic is creation and all that God gave us to enjoy. This Psalm reminds me that I need to put my priorities and perspective in order.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! --Chad Hershberger
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