Prayer: Help me to invite others, O Lord.
Reading: John 4:27-30, 39-42 (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: Today, we continue our weekly look at this summer’s curriculum, “La Frontera.” Our campers will be looking at where Jesus meets us and how Jesus meets us where we are! This reading, an alternate text for the day, follows on last Friday’s in which Jesus spoke with the woman of Samaria at the well.
She is astonished and can’t seem to stop talking about her conversation with Jesus. “Come and see! He knows everything about me. Come and see!” Some of the Samaritans believe in Jesus because of the woman’s words. Others believe because Jesus stays in their city for two days teaching.
John uses the phrase “Come and see” a number of times in his gospel. People in their excitement about Jesus call to others, “Come and see.” Jesus invites folks to be with him using the same words. “Come and see.”
Jesus meets us in everyday tasks just as he met the Samaritan woman at the well. How can we invite others to be open to meeting Jesus? So often we “don’t know what to say.” It is exciting when we realize we are in the presence of Jesus. How can we invite others there? Maybe this is the best invitation there is--the simple words “Come and see.” --Jim Bricker
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