Text Illustrations
Consider also this letter found on a dead American Soldier in Italy during one of the great wars: “Look God, I have never spoken to you; but now I want to say ‘How do you do’, You see, God, they told me you didn’t exist, and like a fool I believed all of this; Last night, from a shell hole, I saw your sky; I figured right then and there they had told a lie; Had I taken time to see the things you made, I’d known they weren’t calling a spade a spade; I wonder, God, if you’d shake my hand; somehow I feel you will understand. Funny I had to come to this hellish place; before I had time to see your face. Well, I guess there isn’t much more to say; but I’m sure glad, God, I met you today; I guess the zero hour will soon be here; but I’m not afraid since I know you are near. The signal! Well, God, I’ll have to go; I like you lots – this I want you to know. Look, now, this will be a horrible fight; who knows, I may come to your house tonight. Though I wasn’t friendly with you before – L wonder, God, if you’d wait at the door; Look, I’m crying! Me shedding tears! I wish I’d known you these many years; Well, I’ll have to go now, God, goodbye; strange, since I met you I’m not afraid to die.” Immanuel – God with us.

Related Text Illustrations

  • Job's Repentance

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 27, 2008
     | 1,169 views

    JOB'S REPENTANCE "Job repented, not of any past sins that might have caused his (trouble), but of his mistrust of God in the midst of it. Ultimately, God never answered Job’s questions. Job never actually found out why all of this loss and horror had occurred. It was as if the answer to Job’s ...read more

  • An Altitude ...

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 10, 2008
     | 850 views

    An Altitude Problem A few years ago, a couple of adventurers tried to become the first to circle the globe in a hot air balloon. They took off from St. Louis, Missouri, rose to 24,000 feet, and started eastward across the Atlantic Ocean toward Africa. The prevailing winds carried the ...read more

  • I Recently Came Across A Chinese Parable That ...

    Contributed by Paul Dietz on Jun 19, 2008
     | 938 views

    I recently came across a Chinese parable that eludes to our thoughts for today’s text. It’s a tale about a water-bearer and his two pots of clay. An elderly peasant had two large clay pots. One of the pots had a crack down its side to a point about half way. The other pot, perfect! Each had been ...read more

  • Trials Of Getting ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2008
     | 874 views

    TRIALS OF GETTING OLDER Three elderly ladies were discussing the trials of getting older. One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember if I need to put it away or start making a sandwich." The second ...read more

  • I Know Your ...

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
     | 585 views

    “I Know Your Face” Quite recently a very dear friend suffered the heartbreaking miscarriage of a child. She was devastated by this loss of life and it got me thinking about my own miscarriage some 23 years ago of our first child and how distraught I was. My husband, Terry, and I were not ...read more

Related Sermons

Browse All Media

Related Media


Den Of Lions
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Life Storms
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template