Prayer: Dear God, thank you for building our lives for everlasting. Amen
Reading: Psalm 127 (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?
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Psalm 126: 1
We bought an old house. Previous owners had done some fixing up but there was still plenty more to do. Some of the remodeling which had been done we actually called remuddling. So we fixed up some of the fix ups and continued on our own. We did some of the work ourselves but learned some things are better left up to someone with more skills. It is Home Sweet Home.
It's that way with life. What is our foundation and who built it? Will it stand the test of time or will it crumble under pressure? How often have we tried to remodel ourselves and ended up remuddled? Some things are better left up to one wiser than we are. Let's remember, unless the LORD builds our lives, we labor in vain.
--Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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