Prayer: Our hearts sing to you, God. Our voices join in praise. Amen
Reading: Revelation 5: 11-14 (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: Imagine all heaven and earth singing the same song of praise to God. That is what is being described here in Revelation 5. Myriads and myriads of thousands and thousands. Can you imagine? And then the four living creatures (not sure exactly who they are...would have to study Revelation a bit more to know) said, "Amen!" and then there was worship.
At church, I will think of the organ prelude as that time of singing praise to God. All in the sanctuary hearing the same music which even the angels may be sharing. Then an "Amen!" in my heart as the pastor begins the Call to Worship.
-- Ruth Gates
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