Prayer: Dear God, stories of your love and care are to be shared and celebrated. May we remember to write them down and send so others may celebrate, too. Amen
Reading: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22 (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?
Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters. Esther 9:20
We have been reading the story of Esther the past few weeks. Here at the end, if you jump from chapter 7 to those two additional verses in chapter 9, you see that Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters so the story of what happened would be known and celebrated.
Think of a time in your life when you clearly saw God's love and care. Did you record what happened? Did you send letters? Instagram? Blog? Let others know and celebrate!
-- Ruth Gates
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