Sermon Illustrations

Small things add up. They fill spaces in our lives that tend to squeeze out the more important things. Sand can bury a car, a house, or a person. Grains of sand are very small but when they are combined with a large number of other grains of sand, it is a force to be reckoned with.

Sand also irritates. How many times at the beach have you had sand in your eyes? It is not a pleasant thing, is it?

It is often the small things that hurt us worse than the bigger things we deem important and necessary. The small things though do add up over a period of time and they soon consume us, our relationships, even our faith. They can become burdens that drain us of faith, hope, and love. Jim Kane