Sermon Illustrations

In Jerusalem there is a Holocaust Memorial to remember the 6 million Jews who died in Nazi death camps. It documents the horrors of these camps with pictures and reports given by the Allies when they liberated the prisoners.

The most touching display in this collection is the memorial built in honor of the children who died in the holocaust. The building is illuminated by only a few candles but the use of mirrors make it appear there are thousands of candles. The memorial is filled with pictures of these children who were tortured and murdered by Nazis. And hidden voices endlessly call out their names. You are made to feel as though you are standing at the judgment of God. It is Israel’s way of saying these children will never be forgotten.

Likewise, when Jesus comes He will remember and He will punish the wicked.