Year 3: April 16, 2017
Preaching Text: Luke 24:1-12
The Day the Stones Walked by T.A. Barron
(Written for ages 5-9)
Comment: What exactly does it take for a person to believe the unbelievable? This is the question Professor Eric Barreto asks in his commentary on the text. However we come to believe in the resurrection, Barreto suggests, it is not a matter of cognitive awareness of the event itself. Belief in the resurrection is about the way it becomes alive within our bones, “[changing] our very existence, right here and right now.” Pico laughs at his father for being the only person in their tribe who believes the stones are alive. A near death experience of the stones walking changes everything for Pico, giving him this alive in your very bones kind of belief. As you reflect upon this text and story, invite your congregation to share the ways they experience resurrection in the depths of their very being.
**Be sure to browse our Revised Common Lectionary Easter posts for additional suggestions**
Thanks to Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna Noell Rathbun for writing the Year 3 Narrative Lectionary Links