The gospel according to “Sesame Street”

Re: Verse reading–John 20:10-31  (day seven)
“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!”–v 18.  Years ago, there was a character on Sesame Street named Mr. Hooper.  Remember?  He was on the show for 13 years before He died of an heart attack in 1982.  When it happened, the producers had a problem.  How to explain death to 10 million children who watched the show?  They decided not to dodge the subject.  One day,  Big Bird asked where Mr. Hooper was and was told that he had died.  “Oh yeah, I forgot.  Well, I will just see him when he comes back” said Big Bird.  With a sympathetic hug the cast member said, “Big Bird, when people die, they don’t come back.”  Really?  This morning, I pray for volunteers and parents and Pastors to tell a different, better story.  I pray for energy and joy to tell children of Christ and the vast power and  purposes of God.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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