They say that we are all ignorant - just on different subjects. You may be a walking encyclopedia about computers, but no basically nothing about what’s under the hood of your car. Someone else may be an expert on airplanes who knows zilch about brain surgery. What a great help it is when somebody begins explaining something we know about with “a __________ is like…“
Relating the unknown to the known is the genius of a parable. When Jesus had to get across abstract concepts like faith and love and the kingdom of heaven, that’s exactly what he did. “The kingdom of heaven is like…” He would say, and another parable was on its way. People couldn’t get enough of them.
Because they bring heaven a little closer to earth, people still love parables today, as Pastor Morris Vernon has discovered wherever he’s preached. This book contains a number of modern parables, making spiritual truth come alive through stories.