Illustrations

Need a great story to support your points? From this page you can search for key terms like TRUST and see all of our Illustrations dealing with the topic of trust. Check back often as we regularly add to this archive.

clock spinning into eternity

Time

In a recent Turning Point daily devotional, David Jeremiah shares this: “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4) When it came to keeping time, the Romans div...

books sitting on library tables

Purpose | Direction

Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice once told graduates of the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson that they have a responsibility to be “optimistic” in their lives. “I first learned this les...

Weight scale at doctor's office

Imitation | Children

Mom had taken her three-year-old Timmy in to the pediatrician’s office, where one of the first tasks is to weigh and measure them. After several unsuccessful attempts to get Timmy on the scale, his mother said: “Honey, Mommy has a scale ...

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...