Prayer: Let me see. Let me see. Amen.
Reading: 2 Timothy 2:3-15 (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’d like you to reread the first five verses of our passage for today. Soldiers, athletes, and farmers are all mentioned. They are people we know. They are people we can relate to.
This passage reminds me that our perspective is a human one. God’s perspective is divine. God see things and understands things that we cannot.
And so, in this scripture and many others, God attempts to explain something to us so we can understand. God is trying to use language that we can understand.
Sometimes, I have an “a-ha” moment when things just click for me. I see the wisdom in a situation that I didn’t see before. And then I look back and often think to myself, “Okay, God. I see what was going on there. Thanks!”
May you continue to look for the divine wisdom with your human understanding. –Chad Hershberger
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