Sermon Illustrations

Several years ago my wife, Deborah looked down to discover the diamond in her wedding ring was missing! Naturally, we searched and searched. I found it hard to believe that she could lose it- it was such a huge stone.. So, being the kind of husband I am I purchased her another diamond. And then, you guessed it, she found the original one! So, now she has two.. One on her finger and one around her neck. (Yes, It did make me wonder) But when she lost that stone she looked everywhere! She went through the garbage, she went through drawers, she would let no one vacuum until she had searched the floor. She turned out all the lights and searched with a flashlight. Just like this woman in the parable there was urgency to her search.