Prayer: Lord, let my ears be attentive to your voice for me this day. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 29 (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: One of my favorite parts of being a dad is when my children recognized me. I was expecting them to recognize me by my face but the thing that caught me off guard was when they recognized my voice. I could be in another room or standing on the other side of the sanctuary and I would speak and each one of my children would hone in on me. They knew the sound of my voice. They knew the familiarity. They knew the comfort and expectation that came with that voice. They knew that I most likely had food for them or at least could get them to food.
God’s voice is the same for us, but the challenge is sometimes we don’t recognize the voice of God in our midst. Sometimes God’s voice might come to us full of power and majesty, uplifting us and enfolding us in comfort and care. Sometimes God’s voice might come to us as a mighty thunder, breaking and shaking what we think we might know and revealing a new way of being, a new way of being church. May we hear God’s voice moving us to grow as God’s people, wherever God would have us go. -–Peter Horn, Camp Mount Luther Board Member & Camp Pastor
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