…There is Hope for Humpty Dumpty – 3/14/2010

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

It’s a children’s poem generally ignored by adults. In fact, its message seems like nonsense:

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Just a clever little rhyme, often animated with a funny egg figure perched on a wall. But today I want us to stop and take a closer look. I’m often amazed at the profound meanings that come from children’s books and children’s nursery rhymes like this one. Maybe the poem remains popular among children because it has a deeper meaning that we all can sense.Read full sermon here (PDF).