Prayer: Thank you for being with us, Lord. You are our refuge. 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?
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46: 7, 11)
Yes, the verse is repeated twice in Psalm 46. I didn't notice it at first but then I did. So, it got me to thinking how important it is to know the Lord is with us and is our refuge. Perhaps doubly important. Which then got me thinking how the Psalm tells us our refuge is with us always. When you think of a refuge or stronghold being somewhere to flee with only hopes of getting there just in time, to know that God is with us always is encouraging. When trouble comes, God's strength is with us already. Yes, that is doubly good to know. --Ruth Gates
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