Prayer: Amazing Lord, may our eyes be open to see the unbelievable and believe it anyway. Amen
Reading: Mark 9: 2-9 (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: Elijah and Moses appeared with Jesus before the disciples. Impossible, you say? Have you ever envisioned something? Were you ever told something, or shown something, and wondered, "How can this be?" Have you ever marveled when something almost unbelievable happens?
Last Easter Sunday morning as we gathered in the cemetery for Sunrise service a bald eagle flew overhead landing in one of the big pine trees. Everyone stared in disbelief and for a moment the service came to a halt. Did that just really happen? Did you see that, too? Yes and yes. We were the disciples witnessing the unbelievable! And we believed it. --Alice Yeakel
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