Mirage Sermon Illustration

Sometimes in a desert, a combination of hot and cold air and the pathway of the light from the sun forms a mirage. Our eyes and brain think they see water ahead, but there is nothing there. Sometimes when we are in a spiritual desert, we can be tempted to believe things that are not true. In the book of Galatians, Paul exhorts the Galatians to remember that no matter what happens or what they see, they must not waver from the truth of the gospel (1:8–9).