George Burns a comedian from another generation once sang a song titled
I wish I was 18 again
At a restaurant in Dallas an old man chimed in,
And I thought he was out of his head.
Just being a young man I just laughed it off
When I heard what that old man had said.
He said I’ll never again turn the young ladies heads,
Or go running off into the wind.
I’m three quarters home from the start to the end.
And I wish I was 18 again.
I wish I was 18 again.
And going where I’ve never been.
But old folks and old oaks
Standing tall just pretend.
I wish I was 18 again.
Now time turns the pages
And oh, life goes so fast.
The years turn the black hair all grey.
I talked to some young folks,...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)
Related Sermon Illustrations
Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 19, 2002
A small storeowner was being pressured to sell his store to the owners of a large department store who had bought every building on the block, except his. Frustrated by the man’s refusal to sell, they eventually opened their huge store on either side of the small one, with a big banner running ...read more
Contributed by Eric Olson on Nov 12, 2002
“Wisdom is the God-given ability to perceive the true nature of a matter and implement the will of God in ...read more
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 11, 2002
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; ...read more
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Nov 12, 2002
A.W. Tozer wrote, "Revivals come only to those who want them badly enough. The problem is not to persuade God to fill us, but to want God sufficiently to permit him to do so. The average Christian is so cold and so contented with his wretched condition that there is no vacuum of ...read more
Contributed by Billy Kryger on Nov 11, 2002
Poem: Praise The Lord Praise Him when the sun is shining, When the winds of trouble blow, When you see no silver lining, On the clouds that hand so low. Praise illumines clouds of sorrow, Turns the gray skies into gold, Giving promise of a ‘morrow Bright with blessings ...read more
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Aug 9, 2009
How often life can seem impossible! What hardships we face! What good comes from it? Let’s see, as Jesus tells his disciples to do the impossible: Feed 5000+ people. Parts: A. He places the impossible in front of us. B. He works it out his way, not ours.