Chris Jager served as Camp Fowler’s assistant director and arts staff; she currently serves on the program committee and is a school counselor.
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
This is the day that the Lord has made. Tomorrow is starting now! Take a moment and consider this day. Consider the opportunity, the choice, that each day brings. What will you do today?
This passage seems like a challenge: What does it mean to rejoice? To be righteous? What does it mean to be saved, to be successful, to praise, to exalt? Is this something we do only with our words, or also with our actions?
Christ is the cornerstone, rejected by his own people, on whom the church is built. But are we also cornerstones? Or are we just “waiting on the world to change,” as John Mayer wrote in one of his songs?
Are we seeking to be Christ-like? What will you do today to follow Christ?
Prayer: Lord, I come to you in prayer that I may stop waiting on the world, but instead be the change in your kingdom on earth.
The 2015 Lenten reflections were submitted by staff, volunteers, board members, campers, and friends who have spent time at Camp Fowler in New York.
For this year’s Lent devotions, the days follow the Common Lectionary texts. Each author was invited to: 1.Read the passage.
2.Read a couple passages before and after the assigned day.
3.Do something else for the day, keeping the passage in mind.
4.Find a word/phrase/concept that connects with your own experience. Reflect on that.
You are encouraged to do the same.