Comfort for the sorrowful
Reading I: Job 7:1–4, 6–7 (Job’s first reply)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 9:16–19, 22–23 (Paul’s recompense)
Gospel: Mark 1:29–39 (cure of Peter’s mother-in-law and other miracles)
Key Passage: That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. (Mark 1:32–34a)
Adult: When have you felt the sadness of Job? When have you felt the joy of those who witnessed the healing works of Jesus?
Child: What could you do this week to comfort someone who is sad?