Prayer: Thanks, God, for being mindful of me.
Reading: Hebrews 2:5-8 (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 writer of Hebrews quotes what has been for a long time my favorite Psalm—Psalm 8. The section quoted is preceded by these words: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established….
This week we had the exciting privilege of a lunar eclipse. It was cloudy in my yard, but I saw photos from many places in the world. And NASA announced that there is new evidence that there is water on Mars. We expect to have people on that planet in a few decades.
On a clear night, how many stars can you count? Hey, and we’re just talking about our solar system. How many more? How immense and glorious is God’s creation? Who knows? The longer we live the more immense it gets, with more and more data from further and further in space.
Wow! Humbling, huh? One small human on one small planet in a universe of stars and planets.
It gives me chills sometimes. Yet God is mindful of each of us. Counts the hairs on our heads! What a marvelous God we have. --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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