For today's devotional, again we will use the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which will also be a big part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers this summer. First, read the passage and then discuss the four questions below. Conclude by reading the reflection and closing presented.
Reading: Galatians 6: 6-10
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text? (or for younger kids, which part of the story doesn’t make sense to me?)
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text? (or for younger kids, what is my favorite part of the story?)
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me? (or for younger kids, what does this story remind me of?)
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text? (or for younger kids, what is God or Jesus doing in this story?)
My second job out of college was working for politicians. I was involved with their victorious re-election campaign. The campaign was a long one and consumed my life for two months. I was glad when the final precinct was counted and we knew the results.
The campaign I helped with turned rather ugly and was very negative with personal attacks against some of the candidates. One comment I heard often was that you "reap what you sow." Those who were making the attacks may one day have to endure the same type of attack. We should all be careful what we sow.
When it all comes down to it, we should treat others as we would want to be treated. And, we should do good things that could possibly be done to us some day. You reap what you sow-- more good advice from God's Word. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Discuss with others or meditate on this quote by James Thorber, "Do not look back in anger, or fo
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