Prayer: Creator God, thank you for the sky and the land. Thank you also for the plants that grow. Help us care for your creation. May we tend the land with loving hands. AMEN
Reading: Genesis 1:5-13 (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: I am sitting at camp during the writer’s retreat enjoying the beauty of nature. The leaves are just starting to turn into the beautiful fall colors. I once again turn back to summer devotionals that I gave to the families of the church. The author, Amanda Ruthe, talks about how amazing everything is that God created. She particularly looks to the sky at sunrise and sunset. She calls them “masterpieces” of beautiful colors. Look around you, and what do you see?? God was able to create the dry land, the oceans, the sky, and all the variety of plants. What an amazing God we have - God can do anything. --Charlene Rineer
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