In Mark 10-13, we see a call to stay awake to the things of God. From the story of Blind Bartimaeus who receives his sight through Jesus’ wake up call about being ready for the end, we are told to put our faith on full alert. In many ways, these were dark days in the life of Jesus. He is constantly challenged by those who do not recognize the story of God unfolding. We see his anger flash against the money-changers in the temple and in the cursing of the fig tree. Yet we also see glimmers of hope in the faith of the blind man and the generosity of a poor widow who gave all she had. Each chapter preaches to us a message: Do not slumber. Do not drift off to sleep. Stay awake! God is alive! God is coming for you!
Join us this Fall as we continue to walk through Mark’s Gospel. We meet every Sunday at 10:30 AM inside Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma.