This is the third in a five part series, “Unexpected Treasures in the Desert.” It is a sermon series for the congregations I am serving, known collectively as Prairie Faith Partners. This series is provided to help you navigate the COVID-19 epidemic “wilderness” we are experiencing together.
For each sermon I am writing my own reflections on the texts, which I like to do in free verse (below). To read the sermons, you can go to my “Lectionary Sermon of the Week” page, even though these aren’t on the lectionary texts. I’m afraid this page will change every week, so you might want to view the messages on the PFP YouTube page. I would appreciate your comments in this space. Thank you for visiting!
What is it? A strange coating the dew left behind. Tedious work to gather it, like the grain we picked out of the stubble back in Egypt. Moses said it is God’s gift to keep up our strength. So we can do it all again tomorrow. What is it? A seed I hold in my hand stray remnant of the bagful we tried desperately to save for planting but at the last it was all we had to eat. So now it is gone they are gone and it seems this will be my last meal. God, bless this food. What is it? A wafer placed in my hand. A tiny glass of wine. I didn’t know I was so hungry until I heard it: Body of Christ, given for you.