Sermon Illustrations

God is always true to His promises. Our trust is never misplaced when our trust is in Him. Frances Havergal, the noted hymn writer, loved the Word of God and the God of the Word. As she was dying at the early age of forty-three, Havergal asked a friend who was standing by her bed to read to her from the forty-second chapter of Isaiah. When the friend was reading the sixth verse, “I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness; I have taken you by the hand and kept you…” Then she stopped her friend from reading any further. With a voice barely above a whisper she said: “CALLED---HELD BY HIS HAND---KEPT. I can go home on that!” And she did go home on that as she closed her eyes and went home to be with her Savior.”