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I got up early on Thanksgiving morning, not to put the turkey in the oven, but to watch the first episode of Get Back, the long-anticipated documentary about the Beatles’ final rooftop concert and breakup in early 1969.

At one point Paul McCartney sits at that iconic Blüthner piano, working on the words for what would become “The Long and Winding Road.” It is among other things a song about journey and arriving and all things that thwart and block us on our way. McCartney says to Mal Evans, the Beatles’ road manager, that maybe the second verse should be about something “like the weather obstacles,” which, indeed it is. “It’ll be like the thing that’s up ahead,” he says.

Evans, who is always writing down the various versions of song lyrics, suggests: “Like what about the obstacles on the road.”

To which Sir Paul replies: “There’s enough obstacles without putting them in the song.”

We don’t have to list all the obstacles, do we? There are enough.

This morning we hear the cry of Isaiah: “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” In doing that, we confront all sorts of obstacles.


SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Isaiah 40:1-11; Luke 3:1-6

SERMON                   “The Long and Winding Road”

The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching

ANTHEM     "E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come"     Paul Manz


No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.