Strength (Proper 7C)

1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a

Elijah flees because he is the only prophet left and his life has been threatened. Out of energy, he asks God to take his life. Instead he is given strength – cake and water – when an angel wakes him twice.

What are the things that give you strength for the journey? Do you meditate, read devotionals, create art? Who is the angel that encourages you? Draw of picture of yourself under a tree, then add you friend as an angel offering you food and water.

Psalm 42

Read through the psalm a few times and mark the passages that stick out to you. Then find an image of a deer drinking. Trace it onto a piece of paper using pencil. Select one of the passages and write it in the deer. You can begin by creating a border if you write small or write across the deer. Add your thought on the passage. If you need to , select another passage until the deer is filled in. Erase the outline. Then add the background so your soul/the deer drinks from a stream.

Galatians 3:23-29

“Faith” is not a feeling you have, but how you live out what you believe. This passage is about the difference between following the rules and living out love for each other as Jesus did. Look at Tormented Figure by an unknown artist and imagine it as a depiction of living under the rules. Then create an image reflecting being released.

Luke 8:26-39

You’re going to create something like a 19th century editorial cartoon of the passage. Put an image of yourself “clothed and in your right mind” to one side of a piece of paper. Then using a stamp, stencil or paper cut-outs of pigs add them to the image while labeling them as the temptations, habits, etc., that you have been freed from.

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