Sermon Illustrations

I’m a fan of the television show "24". It has more fast-moving action packed into an hour than any show I have ever seen. The lead character, special agent Jack Bauer, is on the run practically the entire show. He has no sooner solved one crisis than another rises. The title "24" is taken from the 24 hours in a day, and each episode is one hour in the day. I believe this last week was supposed to occur between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. Jack is always under enormous stress. About the only respite he got was when he was being tortured by the Chinese for several months. He never sleeps, eats or takes care of any of the other of his body’s necessities. Any normal person would have a complete emotional and physical breakdown after just a few episodes. But my life, as I am sure your life does, comes way too close to Jack Bauer’s — at least as far as being constantly on the run with more to do than I can ever accomplish. Too little time for rest and fun.