Sermon for Sunday, January 22, 2023

Reeds were an important part of Ancient Near Eastern life.  Reeds were used by every culture for a variety of purposes.  Often woven together, the long leaves were used for baskets, making drainpipes, musical instruments, and walking sticks.  They were also used to make paper and rope.   At the crucifixion of  Jesus, a sponge was put on a long reed and was offered to Him.