Fervent Christians, Peter, Larry and Todd are flying home to Washington, D.C. from Tampa, Florida. They had attended the “Kingdom Come” conference at The Lighthouse Sanctuary. The conference content was loaded with biblical examples. There was heavy emphasis placed on the need to have pure hearts in prayer. The speakers stressed the importance of daily Bible focused prayer.
As the three friends wait in the airport to board their flight home, they review what they learned at the conference.
Peter notes, “I was hesitant to attend the conference because my budget did not agree with the expenses for the trip. But the Lord interrupted my thought processes and told me to walk by faith not by sight.”
His friends nod in agreement.
Peter continues, “I am so glad that I obeyed the Lord because that conference dissolved doubts and destroyed yokes that were hindering me.”
“I know what you mean,” agrees Todd.
Nearby, three college friends, Eric, Jay and Don, on spring break, overhear the Christian friends talking about the Lord.
Eric is slightly tipsy as he has had a couple of drinks. He nudges Don, “Man, we have here some JESUS nuts.”
The college friends all laugh.
Peter, Larry and Todd hear but choose to ignore the students.
The announcement is broadcast to board the flight.
It just so happens that the six men, the Christian friends, and the college friends, are to board the same plane where it is discovered that they were assigned seat placements directly opposite. Peter, Larry and Todd sit three in a row while directly across the aisle, three in a row; sit Eric, Jay and Don.
When Jay becomes aware of the seating arrangements opposite Peter, Larry and Todd, he moans. His partners are not happy campers either. They look at one another.
“Oh well,” offers Don, “At least it is a short flight.”
“Yeah,” agrees Jay.
A look of mischievousness comes over Eric’s face.
“Why don’t we have some fun with the resident JESUS nuts,” he gleefully exclaims.
Jay and Don readily agree.
Peter is in the aisle seat that is closest to Jay.
Mockingly, Jay makes the sign of a cross where Peter can notice.
Peter smiles and points up.
Not the reaction that Jay expected.
Eric, observing, nudges Jay to do it again.
Peter points up twice.
Don pipes in, softly singing “Amazing Grace.” He then bursts out in laughter, as do his friends.
Peter takes out his Bible and begins to read Psalm 91.
Todd is already reading Psalm 37.
Larry has his eyes closed serene in quiet prayer.
Suddenly, the plane lurches and rocks violently.
Peter’s Bible flies into Jay’s lap. When Jay looks down, the Bible is open to the book of Revelation.
When Eric saw that, he got stone sober.
Jay screams, “What the ____?!”
The plane shakes, dips, and descends quite low. Major turbulence ensues.
Flight attendants announce again, for reinforcement, safety measures.
Alarmed, the pilot sends word, “Are there any Christians on the plane?!”
Terrified, Eric, Jay, and Don, with widened shock-filled eyes, simultaneously point across the aisle.
To be continued….
Preview of the conclusion:
Eric had jokingly called Peter, Larry and Todd “JESUS nuts.”
Well, the mixed “nuts” are not flying in GOD’S sky for nothing. Indeed - they are flying in the GODLY sky - united.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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