Prayer: Dear God thank you for creating all of us. Thank you for the critters in the sky, in the sea, and on the land. Help us remember that what you have created is Good. Amen
Reading: Genesis 1:20-31 (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: God finished off creation by creating sea creatures, birds, land animals, and then finally humans. All the many different critters are awesome and amazing. Everything God created was Good!! That is something to remember. You were created good! There may be times when you do not like something about yourself – ie, hair, weight, height…, but God created you, and everything God creates is good. You are also supposed to take care of God’s creation, so you are supposed to take care of yourself. Another part of that is not tearing yourself down, or others down. We are to build each other up, and that includes yourself. Remember, you are loved by God who created you just the way you are, and God does not make junk. --Charlene Rineer
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