Arthur Conan Doyle, the ingenious creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, once found great humor in a practical joke he played on 12 famous friends. Each of these men was virtuous and highly respected. For the joke, Doyle sent every one of them the same telegram: “Fly at once, all is discovered!” Within 24 hours, the dozen men of noble reputation had taken a trip out of the country!
Note from the Editor:
I’m not sure whether this story is apocryphal or not, but it is an excellent illustration on the reality of our private lives. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Many of us would prefer to hide in our shame, but the light of the gospel of course calls us to a path of healing and reconciliation. Hope you find this both enjoyable and helpful in your sermon planning!
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