Four friends talk at the coffee hour at church. The skit is intended as a lead-in to a sermon or skit written by you! This is just a tickler to get others thinking. The full presentation of the message comes in your sermon or devotion.
Vaughn: I had an interesting day yesterday. I won a lawn mower.
Estelle: Wow. Thatís great. I usually donít enter contests, because I donít think anybody wins those things anyway. Maybe I should start.
Julie: What kind of a contest was it?
Vaughn: It wasnít really a contest. The new hardware store just down from me was having a grand opening. As I was going in I held the door for an elderly lady to go ahead of me, and when I went in the bells went off and balloons went up and people started clapping. I was the 1,000th customer for their new store.
Leon: Iíll bet the lady you so kindly let in wasnít too happy with that.
Vaughn: Well, she did give me a few whacks with her purse. And I only went in because as I was driving by I remembered I needed a couple of double A batteries.
Leon: Thin threads. Sort of a variation on the stories of people who just barely miss their flights at an airport and then find out that the plane they missed crashed on takeoff.
Julie: I remember an incident something like that. My sister lost her husband years ago. Last January she finally decided to go on her own to Hawaii for a trip that they had always talked about doing together. While she was gone her house burned down.
Estelle: Thatís terrible. Is this the unexpected thing? I mean, if she hadnít gone to Hawaii her house would still be here?
Julie: No, not that. The thin thread is that the insurance adjuster that came to appraise the house was her old boyfriend from high school. He had never married, and now they are dating.
Vaughn: She might never have met up with him again except for the fire.
Leon: You know God has His hand on every aspect of our lives. Whatever happens is a part of his plan for us.
Estelle: And if it is in His plan whatever it is itís for our good.