We are going to do something a little different again today for our devotion. You get to pick your own Bible verse. Go to the book of First Kings in the Old Testament and pick one chapter in that book to read. It can be any chapter. Then read this reflection.
In the Nineteenth Century, two cowboys were looking for stray cattle in Colorado. As they hiked, they found a cliff under a city, "Mesa Verde." It is the largest Indian ruin north of Mexico and is now a national park.
When I was in third grade we studied the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde. I was fascinated. That summer, my family took a vacation to Colorado and I made my parents go to the cliff dwellings. They were just as impressive in person as they had been in my textbook.
The sights at Mesa Verde give us a glimpse into the history of our country and early inhabitants of this country. History is important to study and learn about our past.
Much of the Old Testament is a history of God's chosen people. It is important to study that history and to see how far we have come. Maybe we can even learn from their mistakes! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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