Mark Scott Mark Scott has been on staff with Cru since 1999. He met his wife Jocelyn at a Cru meeting at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. They got married in 1994 and have three children Joy, William and Jack. Mark loves New Jersey and loves college students!
PASSAGE | Psalm 39
Psalm 39:1-13 ESV
 I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”  I was mute and silent; I held my peace to no avail, and my distress grew worse.  My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:  “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!  Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah  Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!  “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.  Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool!  I am mute; I do not open my mouth, for it is you who have done it.  Remove your stroke from me; I am spent by the hostility of your hand.  When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah  “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.  Look away from me, that I may smile again, before I depart and am no more!”
What do you love about life?
Have you ever been a guest of someone in another country or culture? What was it like?
How do we keep an eternal perspective while still caring and engaging with our world?
Read Mark 13:32-37. What does it mean to stay awake?
What are some things that excite you about heaven?