Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 8, 2020

What a wonderous time to be alive! The world is watching as our country stands on the precipice of history. In our reading, the Israelites finally made it to the promised land. Joshua warned the people about their conduct. They had some bad habits picked up from their enemies, the Amorites. They must instead walk in the way of God. We also have achieved a great victory. We must choose how to live as we build a new nation. All people must have the freedom to live their life. We must choose love over hate. We must choose compassion over cruelty. We must choose justice over corruption. Let this be a world for all of God’s children.