I heard about a little girl who sat on the roof of her house to read one of the recent novels of Harry Potter. She didn’t come down until she had read the whole book. The author, J.K. Rowling, has a gift for telling stories with imagination. But with all the episodes of wizards and potions, there is no real power in the characters of Harry Potter to make the readers well if they are sick, or truly happy if they are sad. But Jesus can, if you believe in him.
In today’s reading, find out why Jesus could not make any of his relatives in Nazareth well. How is it that Jesus could heal others, like the woman who was bleeding, and even raise a young girl back to life?
When you read the Bible, you come into contact with our God who is real and very loving. What’s more, Jesus has real power to share with you when you get up from your reading and go about your life.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer from today’s reading:
Listening for Your wisdom
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the 6th of 13 weeks in the season of Pentecost.
Until The First Sunday in Advent, December 2, we read from the Gospel of Mark, following The Revised Common Lectionary.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you in your phone or tablet. More information…