I remember one day when I was about 10 or 11 years old and I had decided to go all the way across town to my grandmother’s house one summer afternoon. It was a scorching hot day in Northern California and I had about 6 miles to walk to my grandmother’s house because my bicycle had a flat tire.
I started to walk and by the time I had gotten about half way to her house I began to get exhausted from the heat. I had not brought anything with me to drink and I as I was unemployed at the time, I didn’t have any money!
I was finally so thirsty and exhausted that I stopped in somebody’s yard and tried to very nonchalantly take a drink from their water hose! I remember that the water tasted terrible, probably from whatever the hose was made from.
As I began to drink, a man came out of the house and asked me what I was doing. He really startled me and I almost ran. I thought that perhaps he was angry because I was using his water hose. Instead of becoming angry though, he told me to have a seat on his front steps while he went inside to get me something to drink.
He returned with a large glass of iced tea...Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)