Prayer: Jesus, may we find you in a place set apart and may we find rest with you. Amen.
Reading: Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 (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: This is another great passage for those of us who work in outdoor ministries. Here, Jesus says, “Let’s go to a place set apart and get some rest.” That’s what we provide at camp. Our participants come here to go away and retreat for a while and get some rest.
But they also expect something else. They expect to meet Christ in this place. As our story for today tells us, many people saw Jesus and followed him. They even wanted just a moment to touch his clothes. They wanted to experience their God in new and exciting ways. That’s also what our campers want to do. They want to come to our place and meet Jesus and see Him in new and exciting ways.
Where do you go to meet Jesus and see Him in new ways? Where do you go do spend some quiet time in rest with your Lord? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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