Prayer: In the hustle and bustle of life, may we also be still and know you are God. Amen
Reading: Psalm 46 (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: My new favorite camp song this past summer was "Be Still and Know That I am God". Not even sure if that is the title and I wish I could sing it for you here. It's actually a "get to know you song" as the verses encourage interaction among the campers. It's not a very Be Still sort of song as everyone is either clapping loudly or milling around except for the super quiet final line of the chorus chant, "Be still and know that I am God."
It has become my new favorite camp song as it both makes us interact (hug, give high fives, etc.) and yet also stop perfectly still and say, "Be still and know that I am God."
In the busy bustle of life bumping into everything and everybody, it is a good idea to once in awhile be still and know God. --Ruth Gates
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