Provides an opportunity to think closely about the words used in a particular passage of scripture, as well as an opportunity to think analogically–finding alternate metaphors to explore what the text is saying.
Bible. Paper and pen.
Spend a moment in quiet prayer. If you wish, begin by freewriting for 3-5 minutes. Just let the pen empty out your concerns and thanksgiving for the day. Breathe.
4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell;a yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Take a moment to breathe and let the playtime settle around you. Carry your curiosity and insights and questions into the day.
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