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: Psalm 18: 1-15
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?)
A thank you note to God:
Thank you, Lord, for all you do for me.
How much love you must have, to give it so freely
You are my safe haven and my strength, a rock
A cave where I can hide when the world seems so big
You are my shield when I am being persecuted
My enemies may be near, but I am saved
For you are always with me. Thanks be to God!
Make sure you thank God today for all God has done for you.
Closing: Write your own thank you note to God.