Sermon Illustrations

I had a student ministry during college. One day, my wife and a lady of the church were traveling around with me, visiting kids to form a youth group. Out of the blue, we had a flat tire. It was a hot summer day, but we had everything we needed to go ahead and get it changed on the spot. Back on the road, we came upon a van, coming around a curve, in the wrong lane. It had just left a treacherous, curvy part of the county road – where we were headed! We honked and they jerked their van over. We began talking about it. What would have happened if we had been just a few minutes earlier? Who knows?! But I look back at the experience and see that God taught me something about His involvement in my day-to-day. Maybe God can handle, maybe He can even use, an inconvenience like a flat tire for good.