Prayer: Hear our prayer, O Lord. Answer us in the way that you see fit. Help our faith to guide us always. Amen.
Reading: Mark 10: 46-52 (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: When I read these verses, I imagined myself as Bartimaeus, the blind man in our story. I’m sitting by the road, hear that Jesus is coming, and call out to him. Jesus doesn’t respond. I call again. Jesus comes over and talks to me and answers my request to let me see. And I did!
I also thought about this story and how we can always call out to Jesus for help. The Bible tells us to let our concerns be made known to God. God will hear our prayers. But what Jesus said is key. Have faith.
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