Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on November 11, 2013.
Meditation: Meditate on or discuss with others this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5 (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: So many have fought for this country since the days of the Revolutionary War. Men and women have died to preserve the rights we enjoy in the United States. But those rights did not come without a price.
Isaiah speaks of a time when there will be peace throughout the world and goodwill toward all. We still have a long way to go to have total peace and tranquility.
On this day we honor veterans, let us thank those who have served our country. Say a little prayer for peace this day, and remember, we are all soldiers in God's army and need to continue fighting for God's causes! --Chad Hershberger
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