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A Need To Remember
Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32

from the book
56 Stories For Preaching

B. Kathleen Fannin

Hebrews 9:24-28


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The wind whistled menacingly through the broken windowpane of the old house in which she had taken refuge. She was ill-clothed for the storm that had blown up so unexpectedly, and thankful to have found shelter. Her backpacking tent would have offered small comfort against the raging gale.

Every year she took a week off, away from her family, away from her job, away from the city, away from everything and everyone to be alone, to hike, to think, to write, to pray, to read, to be -- and to remember. But, as necessary to her mental health as she found its solitude, her annual backpacking trip had begun out of her need to remember a man who had risked his life for a six-year-old child he'd never met.

That summer she had been visiting her grandparents' farm. Blonde, blue-eyed, and barefooted, she had wandered out by the gate to wait for Grandpa. Looking ...

This Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 story, A Need To Remember, is based on Hebrews 9:24-28 and relates to Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 of Cycle of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book 56 Stories For Preaching . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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