6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

On a windswept hill in an English country churchyard stands a drab, gray slate tombstone. The old stone bears an epitaph not easily seen unless you stoop over and look very closely. The faint etchings read:

Beneath this stone, a lump of clay,

lies Arabella Young,

Who on the twenty-fourth of May,

began to hold her tongue.