Sermon Illustrations

Recently a photograph of two sculptors decorating a new post office in a suburb of Cologne, West Germany, appeared in our daily newspaper. Two giant hands, each two meters long, seem to be grasping for each other but in vain. One hand, the higher hand, juts right out of the side of the building toward the second hand rising from the ground. We do not know the meaning of the mysterious sculptures, but to us they represent the hand of man stretched out for help and the hand, the almighty hand, of God, stretched out to deliver man from the pit into which he has fallen. This is essentially the Christmas story -- God reaching down to earth, and praise God, His action was not in vain!