Prayer: Dear God, you surround us like mountains. We put our trust in you and find peace. Amen
Reading: Psalm 125 (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: Next year I will have an opportunity to go to Austria. I simply cannot wait to see the Alps and to be surrounded by mountains! I may even see sights from the movie, The Sound of Music, and just may burst into, "The hills are alive...with the sound of music." I will be there with a youth orchestra so I'm sure I won't be the only one.
The Psalmist says the LORD surrounds his people as the mountains surround Jerusalem. Those who trust in the LORD cannot be shaken. How peaceful to be so safe. Problems big and small come and go. Mountains, bigger than anything, endure forever. God's peace is upon us. --Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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