Given by Rev. Carl Crider November 15, 2020

Our reading does not sound like it was made over 2,600 years ago. It describes events of both today and the past equally well. Ezekiel called the people of Judah to be accountable for their actions.  He also reminded everyone that God was concerned about all people. God was everywhere. God was a part of the world, not just someone to visit in church on Sundays.  Ezekiel offered discomfort with the status quo combined with loving concern. His advice is to not commit the mistakes of our parents but to go out and follow God’s laws. We must change our ways and live in the ways of God.