Prayer: How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Praise the LORD! Amen. (Psalm 104: 24)
Reading: Psalm 104: 1-9, 24, 35c (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: The past couple days I have taken the bus to work. It was a necessity the first day as my car was in the shop and the Jeep was in the airport parking lot. My car is back but I still took the bus today. Why?
I enjoyed the walk to and from the bus stops and my house and work. Picking and eating a crisp fall apple along the way. Saying hello to a friend walking their dog in the neighborhood. Crossing over the wide river on a pedestrian bridge in the city.
I realized it was fun watching the world to by outside the bus windows. You miss a lot driving and paying attention to the road and other vehicles. The seasons are changing and you can see hints of it in the flowers and trees already.
I also enjoyed people watching and, let me tell you, the bus, bus depot and city offer great people watching. There was even music as a child in the seat behind me sang, The Wheels on the Bus most of the way home.
We are all God's children living in God's amazing creation. In wisdom God made us and so much more. Praise the LORD! Tomorrow, for a variety of reasons, I must drive to work. I think I will miss observing more closely God's wonderful world. --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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