Sermon Illustrations

I remember when I was a freshmen in college, having just got my draft notice to go in to the Vietnam War I was greatly distressed. A James Taylor Song had a powerful influence on my decision making when I reflected on its meaning, “When you’re down and troubled and you need some love and care. And nothing, oh nothing is going right. Call my name and I’ll be there and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest night. You just call out my name and you know wherever I am I’ll come running to see you again. Winter spring, summer or fall. All you’ve got to do is call and I’ll be there, yes I will. You got a friend.” When we find a friend in Jesus we know He will never leave us or forsake us so that we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper, from whom then shall I be afraid.”