Prayer: We give you thanks, God, for those women in lives who share and teach us faith. Amen.
Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 (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: Our passage today mentions grandmother Lois and mother Eunice. It reminds me of how important our mothers and grandmothers are in our faith lives.
When I think of my grandmothers, I think of women of faith. They were regular church attenders, served the church in many ways, sang in the choir, and shared their faith with me. I have lots of books and Bible stories that my grandmother gave me as a child that I now use with my own children.
When I think of my mother, I think of a woman of faith. She is still heavily involved in the life of the church and is passing her faith to her grandchildren (my kiddos) but sharing Bible stories and making sure they go church regularly.
As you think about your faith today, think of the women in your life that help you grow in your relationship with God. And say a little prayer to God in thanksgiving for them! --Chad Hershberger
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