Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on January 19, 2015.
Prayer: Here I am Lord, send me. Amen.
Reading: Mark 1:14-20 (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: Our texts the last few weeks have been call stories. We’ve read about people and how God called them to do extraordinary things.
Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was called by God to do extraordinary things. He walked among us and asked people to help him in his cause of civil rights. In a way, I guess we could say that he fished for people, too.
Jesus tells his disciples in our passage today that they should drop their nets, follow Him, and he’ll help them fish for people. What is Jesus telling you to drop? How can you follow Him better in the next day, week, month, year, or decade? How will you tell others about what God is doing in your life and promote a life of discipleship? --Chad Hershberger
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