Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
What with GPS, and every square inch of the planet plotted and mapped, you'd think that, if you live in a "first-world" country, that your domicile would have an address. But not if you live in some parts of rural West Virginia. This leads to wondering whether the ancient prophet Jeremiah knew how to get to a specific address to which the Lord had sent him.
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Deep Discount Disciples," September 6, 1998, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street?
There's probably not a child in America who doesn't know these words -- the 40-year-old theme song of the children's television series Sesame Street. Kids love it and parents are tormented by it.
But you wouldn't know how to get to this place unless it had an address.
Unless, that is, you lived in McDowell County, West Virginia.