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Sermon illustration » A Straw in The Nose

Related commentaries – Confidence

Elijah’s Message to Ahab – I Kings 18:1 – 18:19

A Straw in The Nose

James Dobson tells of a friend of his during their days in medical school. One day this man was walking across campus laden with books and briefcase. He passed by a fast food stand, and ordered something to eat and a milkshake to wash it down. He balanced it all on top of his briefcase and began looking for an empty table at which to sit. While looking, the milkshake got the better of him, and he bent down without looking in order to take a sip from the straw. The straw missed his mouth and ended up in his nose. Embarrassed, but not at a loss, he thought that if he straightened up the straw would stay in the shake. But when he lifted his head, the straw came out of the shake and remained in his nose, dripping the milkshake down the front of  his suit. In a moment, all his confidence evaporated. (Source unknown, Lou Nicholes - Missionary/Author).