Jud Hoffman serves as a volunteer counselor and chair of Camp Fowler’s program committee. He is a special education teacher in Albany, New York.
Within one verse Isaiah mentions having the tongue of a teacher and being able to listen like a student. Any good teacher knows that sustaining the weary requires just as much listening as it does speaking!
The rest of the passage is Isaiah’s affirmation that God is by our side through the harshest of life’s challenges.
The season of Lent is the time to ask what words we use to teach others, knowing that our help is in God.
Ask yourself also if you are listening to God at your side, morning by morning.
Prayer: Lord, allow me to listen to you morning by morning, that I may have the tongue of a teacher.
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.