Prayer: Creator God, thank you for the light of the day. As the days get shorter and the nights get longer may we cherish for the light that we have. May we be grateful for all you have created and the light that helps sustain it. Help us shine your light to others. AMEN
Reading: Genesis 1:1-5 (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?
Just the other morning I had a hard time getting out of bed because it was still so dark outside. I love the fall season, but the shorter times of daylight are hard to get used to. That made me think of the creation story, and I looked back at a devotional I had given the children this summer. The devotional was all about creation. The first week they focused on day one of creation - LIGHT. They were supposed to imagine life without light. Of course, life does not work without light. Plants need light to grow. We need light to see. All the rest of creation would not work without the light that God created first. Thanks be to God for the light! --Charlene Rineer
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