Prayer: So many times, Lord, we worry about what will happen. Help us to have true faith and know you are watching over us no matter how things turn out. Thank you for the many times our worries are unfounded. Strengthen us when they aren't. Amen
Reading: Hebrews 7: 23-28 (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?
What is true faith?
I made bus reservations to visit my daughter in September. It involved changing buses midway with a one hour layover in Scranton. The first bus, however, was an hour late departing and then had to take detour because of an accident.
Was I convinced we would arrive in time to catch the second bus? NO! But I kept telling myself we would make make it. And we did.
Maybe I had true faith after all and those of us who had to make that tight connection rejoiced together at the final destination. Either way, though, God was watching over us.
-- Alice Yeakel
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