GOD, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
"My future seemed so uncertain and I was asking, 'God, can you hear me?'"
I’ve got three children and ever since they were babies my wife Moira has heard every single murmur. Even now that they are 16, 12 and 7 she hears them when they call out from their beds and when she darts from our bedroom into theirs Moira (like an angel) is almost as quick as Usain Bolt. In a flash she is by their sides with a drink, a kiss, medicine, a soft word in their ear, a cuddle or whatever is needed.
The Jewish King David, the author of our Bible reading, experienced something similar, and this Bible reading was a source of great comfort, encouragement, and inspiration to me during my most difficult days.
Related Sermon Illustrations
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 15, 2005
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and philosopher. In his writings, which were entitled Pensees, he traces the logical progression of his thought on many subjects. But something happened to Pascal which was beyond logic and rational thought. After his death, his servant found a piece of ...read more
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
The story was told some years ago of a pastor who found the roads blocked one Sunday morning and was forced to skate on the river to get to church, which he did. When he arrived the elders of the church were horrified that their preacher had skated on the Lord’s Day. After the service they held a ...read more
Contributed by Wes Richard on Jan 7, 2004
Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, (p. 249) uses this illustration. He has a sailboat and every summer his sailing crew and he have to deliver his sailboat by water to various harbors around the great lakes for regattas. Some of them are a long ways away. Sometimes he runs into storms ...read more
Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 27, 2004
A young salesman walked up to the receptionist and asked to see the company’s sales manager. Ushered into the office, he said, "I don’t suppose you want to buy any life insurance, do you?" "No," replied the sales manager curtly. "I didn’t think so," said the salesman dejectedly, getting up to ...read more