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Obedience Illustrations

  • prayer3Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
    So I will know my people's plight.

    Free me to pray for others;
    For you are present in every person.

    Help me to take responsibility for my own life;
    So that I can be free at last.

  • child and dadGod uses little people
    to do things needing done,
    And since he lives inside of us,
    He and us are one.

    God wants to use our bodies,
    Our feet and hands and heart,
    To do his tasks is what he asks,
    And now we need to start.

  • child and dadToday Kathryn "graduates" from Kindergarten.

    This morning while she was getting dressed, she insisted on wearing a skirt under her dress. I tried in vain to talk her out of it. Since she's never worn the two together before, I asked her where she got the idea of wearing the skirt with the dress.

    She said during graduation practice, one of the teachers said,

    "Girls will wear dresses and skirts."

  • bicycleAt first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there, sort of like a president. I recognized His picture but I didn't really know him.

    But later on, when I met Christ it seemed as though life were rather like a bike ride; but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in the back helping me pedal.

  • footballBy the time Ted arrived at the football game, the first quarter was almost over.

    "Why are you so late?" his friend asked.

    I had to toss a coin to decide between going to church and coming to the game."

    "How long could that have taken you?"

    "Well, I had to toss it 14 times."