Prayer: Creator God, may we be ever mindful that being in your eternal presence will be better than anywhere we may live in this world. Amen.
Reading: Genesis 36 (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: Moving can be stressful in itself. Moving what in effect is an entire community could be quite a challenge. It would be helpful to turn to God for guidance whenever we find it necessary to relocate, whether alone or with others. Sometimes we may have to leave behind certain possessions that may have sentimental value. We also need to remember that nothing on earth can guarantee our security wherever we live. God has promised to be with us no matter where we may find ourselves in life’s unpredicatable journey. Ultimately, we look forward to the Heavenly Place that Jesus prepared for us through his self-less sacrifice for our sins.
--Rev. Paul Kampa
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