Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on February 26, 2015.
Prayer: We praise you, God. For all that you have done, are doing and will do. Amen
Reading: Psalm 22:13-25 (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: We recognize the beginning of this psalm. It is often read on Good Friday. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? But the end of this poem is nothing but praise and worship. It’s all about what God has done and is doing. Certainly we can identify with that. As we go about our day, let’s remember His grace and offer praise and thanksgiving.
But, there is something else that strikes me in this hymn. Praise and worship comes from the living, of course. But also, from the dead and those not yet born!! What an idea that is. We are one with all the saints, the living, the dead and those yet to come. --Jim Bricker, Chaplain to Camp Mount Luther’s Summer Staff
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