Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blogging Toward Sunday

The Lectionary readings for worship this Sunday include Psalm 130 and Mark 5:21-43. In preparation for our time together, read the gospel text at least twice. With each reading, note what strikes you about the text. About what would you like to know more?
James Tissot [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Although there are two healing stories told in this Scripture passage, the one on which the sermon will focus is the healing of the woman who has been hemorrhaging for 12 long years. The above image portrays Jesus surrounded by crowds of people and the woman, reaching out to touch his garment, reaching out in desperation and hope. 

Spend a few moments simply gazing at the painting. What new thoughts cross your mind as you consider this story of healing? Finally, once more read Mark 5:21-43.

As always, I look forward to seeing you in worship on Sunday.

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