6-Week Series: Against All Odds

Sermon Illustrations

Jed Harris, producer of Our Town and other plays, became convinced he was losing his hearing. He went to a specialist, who gave him a thorough checkup.

The doctor pulled out a gold watch and asked, "Can you hear this ticking?"

Harris said, "Of course." The specialist walked to the door and held up the watch again. "Now can you hear it?" Harris concentrated and said, "Yes, I can hear it clearly." The doctor walked out the door into the next room and said, "Can you hear it now?" Harris said, "Yes."

The doctor said, "Mr. Harris, there is nothing wrong with your hearing. You just don’t listen."

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made them both” (Prov. 20:12 NKJV).