There once was an out of work actor named Daniel
He was so down and out that he’s ready to accept any acting part that came along. One day he saw an advertisement in the PAPER, ACTOR NEEDED TO PLAY A GORILLA.
I could do that," Daniel arranged an interview.
The employer turned out to be the local zoo
The zoo had spent too much money renovating the grounds and improving the habitat that they can’t afford the gorilla.
So, Until they can get more funding, they’ve decided to use an actor in a gorilla suit. Needing the money, Daniel took the job.
At first, he felt not only dishonest by fooling the customers but also undignified in the ape suit,
But after a few days on the job, he begins to be amused by all the attention and started to put on a show for the spectators - hanging upside-down from the branches, swinging on vines, climbing up cage walls and roaring beating his chest.
Soon, Daniel is drawing a sizable crowd.
One day, when Daniel was swinging on a vine to show off to some children, his hand slips and he goes flying over the wall into the lion’s den. He panicked. There was a...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)
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