Prayer: Jesus, help us to see you where you meet us in our everyday lives. Amen.
Reading: John 4: 1-42 (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 begin 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!
In this story Jesus reaches out to the unwanted. The woman by the well was a Samaritan. Jews and Samaritans did not speak or interact. It is important to note that Jesus first meets us, speaking a word of love. Jesus meets us where we are and promises to stay with us, wherever that may be.
Where do you meet Jesus in our daily life? In church buildings? In your home, your school, shopping centers, ball fields? Among friends and enemies? (The answer is yes to all of these places, of course.)
As you reflect on where you meet Jesus, maybe you could think of something you could do in your neighborhood. How can you share yourself with others and celebrate Jesus’s love? --Chad Hershberger
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