Pastor Wes addresses the problem that we have all gotten bound up in "molt" (death) by getting enwrapped in our own religous cocoons of rules or seperation. Just as Jesus ordered Lazarus to come out of his death stage, Jesus is calling on us to come out of our graves.
Pastor Wes points out how we naturally want to keep everything in a box that we can control or at least have explanations about. However, there are times when we can't control everything, and there is no easy explanation. Pastor Wes points out in those times we simply have to open our eyes to see Jesus, the Good Shepherd leading us.
In telling to story of the Samaratin woman, Pastor Wes notes how in her encounter with Jesus she becomes a container overflowing with living water which she shares with her townsfolk. Pastor Wes encourages us to also be containers overflowing with living water.
The first reading for the day: Genesis 12:1-4a
The Gospel reading for the day: John 3:1-17
This week's sermon is by Seminarian Tyler Strom as part of his education requirements. Seminarian Strom focused on the story of Abram in Genesis and talked about how we all go through Transistions. Transistions can produce a lot of anxiety, uncertainty. However, Seminarian Strom encourages us to approach those times with faith