An aged Christian sent the following lines to his son:
“You want to be a preacher, lad, to tell the Old, Old Story,
The story that is ever new, that leads men on to glory.
Our Master left instructions clear, to go to every creature,
So, if you would be faithful, you must also be a 'Reacher'.
Yes, we must all be reachers, lad, whatever be the distance.
The Shepherd sought until He found; and should you meet resistance,
Don't be put off - seek on - if crowds won't have you as a teacher,
Seek out some lonely soul and make yourself into an 'Each-er'.”
- Indian Christian (moreillustrations.com)
Acts: 8:26-27 (CEV): The Lord’s angel said to Philip, “Go south along the desert road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So Philip left. An important Ethiopian official happened to be going along that road in his chariot…
“A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.” - Howard Crosby.