Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton.
The enduring stories of humanity have a way of making us say, “Wow!” That’s certainly true of the Passover and Easter stories celebrated around the world this week, with their elements of liberation and freedom, hope and resurrection.
Those once held in bondage are suddenly slaves no more. Wow!One who was crucified, dead, and buried suddenly lives again. Wow!
The details of such stories can stretch the limits of our rational, modern minds. But do we not have stories from our own lives that speak powerfully of freedom and resurrection? Do we not also have a deep and abiding need for such stories that stir our hopes and set our hearts free? Of course we do.
So it is to such stories that we’ll turn on Sunday morning, as we celebrate the arrival of springtime come at (long) last and the renewal it brings to us all.
In faith and love,