Prayer: Thank you, creator, for the leaves on your trees.
Reading: Leviticus 26:4
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: I admit it. I did a little proof-texting for this devotion. I know what I want to write about and just went to the scriptures to back me up! What is really in my head is a hymn: All Things Bright and Beautiful…The Lord God made them all. (With One Voice 767). What’s in my vision is trees—beautiful trees rapidly taking on the spectacular colors of fall. Ruth reflected on them earlier—in New York the trees color before they do in Central PA. Chad has been posting pictures of the tress at Camp Mount Luther. One picture displayed our beloved “The Gap.” And everywhere I go, day-by-day my world just gets more vibrant. Yes, God makes the trees produce their fruit. And, gorgeous leaves in the fall.
Enjoy! Thanks be to God. --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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