Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A fiery sermon- Beautiful sermon without words.......

Dear brothers and sisters,

A member of a church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preachers visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the preacher took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow,once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the preacher reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, 'Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday.'

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little.Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.

Let pray about it,

James

8 comments:

sherrinda said...

Well said. Have a blessed day.

james oh said...

Sherrinda, thank you for visiting and leaving behind encouraging words. It drive me to work harder to enrich and inspire my visitors.

God bless,

yoon see said...

Thanks for your visit and kind comment James.
You have four beautiful blogs and I will check out them one by one and discover the messages you behind these great blogs.

I agree with sherrinda too, keep up your good works. Pray that more brothers and sisters come to know Christ and stay, nurture and mature the Godly way.

God bless.

james oh said...

Yoon See, please don't it. It was a pleasure. Many thanks for your kind visit and sweet words. Your encouragement have driven me to worker to serve my visitors. With God blessings, I can be used as one of His vessels to glorify Him.

God bless you all.

Alex Moore said...

powerful lesson; delightful story

james oh said...

Thanks, Alex for leaving such a sweet words behind,

You are always welcome here.

God bless,

beBOLDjen said...

Thanks for sharing this story.

James Oh said...

It is my pleasure in having you here. Thanks for your visit.

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