Prayer: Creation praises you, God. May we see the wonders of your handiwork and tell of your glory, too. 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?
Reflection: It is late August as I am writing this and the past few weeks have been a bit busy. I have not had time to wander around the backyard. Finally this evening I checked on the fruit trees and gardens. I was amazed at how many pears there were and how big they have grown. The tomato plants which seem to get off to such a slow start here in upstate New York are filling out and I saw one big red and a few cherry tomatoes almost ripe enough to pick. The mystery vines have taken over as usual. One had the small decorative pumpkins on it. Somewhere there is another with butternut squash.
All this was happening while I wasn't even watching. Creation does its growing like it is praising God. Once in awhile it is good for us to notice and tell of His glory. When have you sensed that creation was praising God?
-- Ruth Gates
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