Sermon Illustrations

When I worked in Brookings, one of my clients was 3M. There were many times I had to go to various parts of the plant, whether it was in the office areas or in the manufacturing areas.

But regardless of where I went, I was required to have an escort. Corporate espionage is a huge deal, and they simply couldn’t afford to trust anybody.

They knew who I was, and I was on a first-name basis with many of the security people there, but I was still required to have an escort.

But when they saw that I was with one of the “authorized personnel,” I could go anywhere in the plant.

I could go there, because of the credentials of someone else. My own credentials didn’t matter.

In prayer, it’s kind of like Jesus is saying, “He’s with me,” or, “She’s with me.” And the Father says, “What can I do for you?”