Our Common Bond
Junior Level Intro:
Handout: Our Common Bond
activity: Praying hands photo or drawing. discussion: In the fifth chapter of his gospel, John reiterates the story of the lame or "impotent" man who lay beside the pool of Bethesda. He lay there waiting for an angel to show up. But the angel who showed up at that pool to stir the healing waters showed up there only once per year. And when that angel did finally show up, people crowded the pool. The man was not only disappointed by the people around him, but he was disappointed even by an angel. Yet he lay there, all that time, thirty-eight years old, and he waited. He hoped. He believed. He relied. But was he relying upon people and angels and healing waters? Did he unknowingly set his own self up to be disappointed? prayer:
Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous,
and his ears are open unto their cry.