Prayer: Help us in our disbelief, Lord. We know you are there. And we know it is you! Amen.
Reading: John 20: 19-31 (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: We just celebrated Christ’s resurrection and for the next few weeks, we will see his appearances to the disciples after Easter. This Sunday is traditionally “Doubting Thomas” Sunday, as we look at this story about Thomas not being with the disciples at first when Jesus came to visit. He didn’t believe it.
When do you have disbelief? Are there times in your life that you don’t see Jesus in your everyday life? Do you need to see physical signs, just like Thomas?
Know that Jesus is with you, even when you can’t necessarily see Him. He is Risen indeed!
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