Sermon Illustrations

I was surprised one day while visiting the home of a friend of mine. I had known her father, but he had died about three months before this – my latest visit. In this my first time back since that tragedy, I noticed that something was “off” in the room. Something didn’t feel right. I looked around and suddenly I realized it – the father’s chair had been moved almost completely out of the dining room and into a corner where it wouldn’t be seen. It was just too hard for them to look at that empty chair.