Due to some computer issues, our normal post for yesterday did not get posted. Here is the final reflection on this week's readings, albeit a day late!
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for taking care of the rising and setting of the sun. You make the days happen. Help us make the most of them. We are grateful. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 19 (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?
(The sun) rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. Psalm 19: 6
It was still dark when I left the house this morning. I saw the sunrise through the rear window of my car. It was dark again when I returned. I saw the sunset behind me as I traveled home. All day long the sun shown down and, for the record, with the verse above in mind, it was a hot day.
It was a long day but it was a good day. I got to my destination in time for worship at a church home away from home. Then there was nothing better than a family diner Breakfast Special when really, really hungry. The rest of the afternoon still with someone dear. It was a good, long day. Very grateful for this day.
The sun will rise and set again tomorrow. I hear it is going to be another hot one! We have nothing to do with making the days happen but what we do with our days is up to us. Let's have good, long days. For that and for the sun rising and setting, we can be very grateful. --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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