Illustrations

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Old man beside wife's hospital bed

Love | Sacrifice

In the late 1980s, Sam Reck met a widow named JoAnn at a church event in Jacksonville, Florida and they later married. In July, JoAnn contracted COVID and died on July 12th at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Because of her age and cond...

child running into his father's arms

Fathers

In a Wall Street Journal article, James Wilson points out the urgent need in our society for families led by fathers: “An employed father helps persuade a young boy that getting a job makes more sense than hanging out on a street corne...

Serpent lying in the grass

Cunning | Innocence

In a Turning Point Daily Devotional, David Jeremiah writes: “In the story of Adam and Eve’s temptation and fall into sin, the serpent is described as “cunning.” Before their encounter with the serpent, Adam and Eve are described as “na...

young girl and young boy holding hands

Marriage | Babies

A six-year-old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little girl across the street. The father being modern and well-schooled in handling children, hid his smile behind his hand. “That’s a serious step,” he said. “Have you thought i...

Pastor speaking behind a pulpit

Preaching

It was Sunday evening and Harry Ironside had preached five times that day. He was weary, and on the way home his wife asked a question to which he responded with irritation. Immediately he felt conviction and apologized to his wife. Sayi...

Man looking at the starry sky

Eternity

In Thornton Wilder’s classic play “Our Town”, there is this important line: “Everyone knows in their bones that something is eternal and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people that ever lived have bee...

Man sleeping on desk

Prayer | Quick Thinking

The new army recruit was given guard duty at 2 a.m. He did his best for a while, but at about 4 a.m. he went to sleep. He awakened to find the officer of the day standing before him. Remembering the heavy penalty for being asleep on guar...

Court Room Scales of Justice and Gavel

Persuasion | Evidence

After a trial had been going on for three days, John Smith – the defendant — stood up and approached the judge’s bench. “Your Honor, I would like to change my plea from ‘innocent’ to ‘guilty’ of the charges.” The judge angrily banged h...

Special Fund Jar

Humility

A preacher went to speak for a civic club. After the speech, they tried to give him a check. He replied to the host, “I want you to give my honorarium to charity.” The host replied, “Would you mind if we put it in our special fund?...