Prayer: Teaching Lord, thank you for keeping your instuctions to us clear and simple so we may find grace and mercy in time of need. Amen
Reading: Hebrews 4: 12-16 (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?
God's words are very sharp and clear cut (verse 12). Follow them as if like a simple recipe.
I have a very simple recipe for English muffins:
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 cups Greek yogurt
Knead gently with just enough extra flour to make the dough smooth and pliable. Form into 3" flat, round muffins. Bake on parchment paper lined sheet at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip over and bake another 10-12 minutes.
Let's convert this to a recipe for living a Godly life:
2 cups love
1 Tbsp. kindness
2 cups patience
Mold into your daily life. The finished product gives sustenance (grace and mercy) in time of need.
-- Alice Yeakel
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