This is not my regular Sunday-in-Review post. That will come later this evening. I do have something I need to tell you though. Actually, I don't need to tell you, but my family has laughed about this all day, so I figured you might get a chuckle of two out of it. At my expense. Today's your lucky day.
Our Stewardship Revival started today with Evangelist Randy Chovan, accompanied by his wife and their young son. This morning, I was down in my Sunday school room, setting up my table, flannelboard, prizes, game . . . when I realized I didn't have my flannelgraph pieces to tell the story. This is where the trouble started. I didn't figure I could drive back home and be back in time to start, so I just figured I would wing it without the pieces. I could have kicked myself for not putting those pieces in my bag last night, too. I was sure I had everything.
I walked down to the room we use for the service, and found that the Chovans had arrived. I shook hands with them and began talking to Mrs. Chovan. Sam asked if he needed to go get the flannelgraph pieces, so I explained to Mrs. Chovan that I had forgotten my flannelgraph and figured I'd just act out the story.
Are you ready for this?
Mrs. Chovan: "What is the story today?"
Me: "David and Bathsheba."
I realized immediately that I had just told this mother whose small son was going to be in my Sunday school class that I would be acting out the story of David's sin with Bathsheba. Yes, ma'am, I am the cool, calm, have-it-all-together pastor's wife. I have a solution to every problem. Got a difficult story for your Sunday school kids, full of sinful decisions and behavior? Just act it out!
For the record, Sam went home and got my flannelgraph pieces, and the story went fine . . . although Mrs. Chovan did choose to come in my class. Hmmm. I wonder why?!!