Sermon Illustrations

A man who lost his job to downsizing was reflecting on his plight. His response wasn’t what I might do in that situation. He said, "I don’t feel too bad. I didn’t realize until I lost my job how I had lost track of my family, how little time I was spending with my wife and my children, and how I had been neglecting my responsibilities at my church. They gave me six months pay as a buffer zone, and I intend to use it all. Listen," he said, "I count this as a wake up call to set my priorities straight, and I don’t intend to blow it again."