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After Grandma Died
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Janice B. Scott


John 11:1-45


 

Death is difficult for anyone to understand and accept, and particularly difficult for children who usually have little concept of time. In this story Anita is angry with God, because her beloved Grandma has died.

Anita felt very shaky. Her legs were kind of wobbly, and somewhere deep inside her was such a terrible pain that she wanted to do anything to shut it out. So she shouted and cried and screamed over quite silly little things, until her parents and later her teacher, got really angry and threatened all sorts of awful punishments. Then Anita became sullen and moody and silent, and refused to talk to anyone at all. Her grades dropped to well below average, and she didn't care. And all her friends began to leave her alone.

Anita didn't know why she was behaving like that. She only knew how very miserable and unhappy she felt. And it was awful at home. Anita's mum cried almost all ...

This sermon, After Grandma Died, is based on John 11:1-45 and relates to Fifth Sunday in Lent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on John 11:1-45 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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