Sermon Illustrations

One Kentucky Night

I think that God has given us these pictures of what we were meant for in nature as a testimony to our hearts cry for him.

And that’s why, one night my friends and I found ourselves where we did. On our way back from watching a basketball game in Kentucky, we found ourselves driving through the foothills of Kentucky at night. As we looked up in the night sky we realized that there was something going on in the sky that we couldn’t see to well from Cincinnati. The sky was clear, and there were almost no lights from cities or houses. Silently, as if in total agreement with what needed to happen, we pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle. Then we all walked out into this grassy field near an abandoned barn and laid down on the cool grass. As we looked up at the night sky, we were struck by the sheer volume of stars that were out that night. We could even see one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy. The longer we looked, the more stars became visible. We were almost trembling as we sat there and looked into what seemed like an eternity.