Sermon Illustrations

There lived in a little village a doctor noted for his kindness and charity. After his death they found written across many of his accounts the notation: “Forgiven—to poor to pay.” The widow objected and sued the people for payment. But the judge asked, “Is this your husband’s signature?” “Yes,” she replied. “Then,” said the judge, “there is not a court in the land who can order a collection of the accounts where the doctor has written ‘Forgiven.’”