Prayer: Now I lay me down to sleep, watch over me and keep me safe. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 3 (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: The first passage of the Psalm today says this is a psalm from when David fled his son, Absalom. Not really knowing much about that story, I looked it up and Absalom declared himself king and David, who was king, fled. It was a coup d’état of David’s own son!
What I found interesting in this Psalm is that is also reminds us that God protects us, even when we sleep. David may have been “shaking in his shoes” as he fled from a bad situation. But he knew that God was with him, and protecting him. Even when we slept.
When we have bad days and are dealing with yucky situations, may we cling to the fact that God is with us and looks over us—even when we sleep. –Chad Hershberger
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