Sermon Illustrations

The story is told of a man who was reading the paper while his children were in bed. Much to his chagrin, a young daughter appeared who said she could not sleep. He told her to go back to bed, but she began to cry. So he conceived a plan. In the paper was a picture of the world, and he cut into several pieces. He handed his daughter the pieces and some tape. “Go sit in the dining room, and see if you can put the world back together,” he said. He sat back to relax, but after only a few sips of his coffee, his daughter came bounding back with the world put back together. He was amazed and said, “Sweetie, how did you do that so fast?” She said, “It was easy, Daddy. On the back side of the page was a picture of a man. When you make the man right, you make the world right.” Transformed people transform the world.