Prayer: All-knowing God, search my heart and remind me in the end I am still with you. Amen
Reading: Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18 (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 get a little edgy when I think people are trying to analyze me, especially on a bad day. Perhaps you feel the same. It makes me wonder how any of us put up with each other. This is a good thing to remember: There is bad in the best of us and good in the worst of us. You find what you are looking for.
Meanwhile, from before we were born and until eternity, God knows us through and through. The difference is God always sees us through eyes of grace and love. We are searched and known and, in the end, God is still with us. That is a comforting thought.
What are you looking for today. The bad or the good? --Ruth Gates
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