In November/December 2014 it was my awesome privilege to spend nearly two weeks with extended family. During that time my Grandma and I had a couple of quiet times together! Grandma showed me a fun way to meditate on the passage of Scripture that I’m reading for my quiet time.
After reading through the whole passage, go back verse by verse and think/talk about it.
For example, I was reading in Matthew for my quiet time, so one day we were in Matthew chapter 19. The first verse says:
“And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;”
Grandma opened her Bible to the maps at the back and we found where Galilee was. We could guess how far Jesus and the disciples traveled.
On to verse 2,
“And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.”
I don’t remember exactly what we thought/talked about on this verse, but here are some things we may/could have ‘thought’ about! What must it have been like to have multitudes following Jesus? Was it like the crowd at the football game a couple days ago? Why might they have been following Him? Was it because of the ‘sayings’ in verse one or the ‘healing’ in verse two?
I’m thankful my Grandma shared with me this neat way of thinking through a quiet time passage! Thanks, Grandma – I’m glad we could have quiet times together!
(Above is a picture of my Grandma’s quiet time basket – doesn’t it look interesting? :-)
“Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.”