Sermon Illustrations

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who was sent with her family to a Nazi prison camp for hiding Jews during World War II. Her family had been fairly well off before the war, but when the Nazis imprisoned her, she lost everything, including her sister.

She later said, “I’ve learned that we must hold everything loosely, because when I grip it tightly, it hurts when the Father pries my fingers loose and takes it from me.” (Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p.114)

We can’t reach out to Jesus if our arms are wrapped around our stuff.