Sermon Illustrations

Early in the summer, we’ve gotten burned with corn on the cob. Inevitably some grocery in late May or early June have a huge sale on fresh corn on the cob. For several years we’ve tried it. I look forward to good corn on the cob. Yet, we have always gotten burned with this early corn. It is awful. It looks good but it tastes like the corn stalk. Often it is tough. After several seasons, we finally learned to skip it. I remember once asking someone else as they were husking this corn if this was going to be any good as I recalled earlier experiences. “Oh yes,” she said, “It is excellent. I’m here getting another dozen.” So we cooked it with eager expectation only to find out that it was awful. The only thing that I could figure was that she was taking the corn home to feed her pet cow.