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 closing presented.
Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5
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?)
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, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: 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."
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