Sermon Illustrations

Picking up the large bails of hay and carrying them to the horse pasture was not the easiest job. I could only carry one bail at a time, my friends who worked at the barn however were able to carry one in each hand and then toss them with ease once in the pasture. I would struggle under the weight of my one bail, hoping not to fall into the puddles of mud all around. Then after throwing bails of hay it was on to the water buckets. They were so heavy and splashed every where, and once again I was the one who struggled under the burden.

This job was a struggle for me, it was hard work but I had to do it. For my friends it was just another day on the job, and something that needed to be done. This is how the role of the bearer comes into play in our Christian walk.