Prayer: Praise to you, Almighty God, who was, is and is to come. We have grace and peace always through you. Amen
Reading: Revelation 1: 4b-8 (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: Before getting into the somewhat confusing book of Revelation, John"s greeting is of grace and peace from Almighty God, who is and who was and who is to come. While the rest of the book may be complicated, this is plain and clear - Almighty God always has been; always will be. Alpha and Omega - beginning and end.
Take a moment and think. How difference does grace make in your life? What does peace feel like? Grace and peace really is a good place to start and to stay. Another day we will dig further into Revelation. Another day may not feel as grace-filled or peaceful. Still, everyday, Almighty God is with us.
-- Ruth Gates
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