Driving through Austria, a tourist saw a policeman in the village ahead. He slowed down. Then He saw it was not a policeman but a life-size picture of a policeman. Apparently they couldn't afford an actual policeman, so they just got a picture of one. Of course, it didn't slow down the locals, but it certainly slowed down the tourists.

Do you suppose that a picture of a cat would rid your home of mice? Do we sometimes substitute a mental picture of Christ for a real relationship with a living Lord?