Sermon Illustrations

"Remember Eeyore the donkey from the Winnie the Pooh stories? He is a sad, droop-eared character who is forever losing his tail and resigning himself to the idea of going through life without it until someone finds it for him and pins it back on. Even then he is never joyful over finding his tail, and even when he thanks them it is with a sort of ‘Oh, well…’ tone in his voice.

If you run into an ‘Eeyore Christian’ who takes this approach to the circumstances of life, pity him if you want, help him find his tail if you will, but don’t applaud him. This is not Biblical response to tribulation." c.e.t.