Prayer: Thank you for your care so we can be confident in overcoming obstacles and come out like gold. Amen
Reading: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17 (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: Job sounds very frustrated and depressed in this chapter. It begins and ends with desparation. Yet in the middle of all this, Job clings to hope. If we remain confident and steadfast, believing in God's care for us, we shall overcome the obstacles. Job also remains confident that "when (God) has tested me" he will come out like gold.
What obstacles do you need to overcome? It may help to think, especially in the middle of it all, we shall come out like gold.
-- Alice Yeakel
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