Something Important. Something Great.

Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life

John 6:68
Joshua 24:1-2,15-17,18; Psalm 34:2-3,16-23; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69

Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” was quite popular when first presented years ago and is often performed to this day in regional theaters, colleges, and high schools. As the third act begins, there is a moving sequence in which the dead — some young, some middle-aged, some old — are seated in chairs in the town cemetery. A narrator tells stories about the dead people sitting in the chairs: when they died; how they died; who they left behind. Then the narrator walks to center stage and says to the audience:

“Now there are some things we all know. We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars. Everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal…there’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being…They’re waiting.’ They’re waiting for something they feel is coming. Something important. Something great.”

In today’s Lesson, John tells us that after Jesus had preached to a multitude in Capernaum, “Many…

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