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Lord, why have you schlepped me to JERICHO?
by Julie Michaelson
04/10/08
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And Joshua
the son of Nun
sent two men secretly
from Shittim as spies,
saying;
Go,
view the land,
especially
Jericho.
[Joshua 2:1]
***********************
"Lord, can I leave
JERICHO, NOW?"

"What do you mean, child."

"JERICHO!
I know You've brought me
here, for SOME reason!"

[NOD.]

"I don't like all these walls,
Lord. And, there's way too
much scary stuff. And,
I was never good at blowing
horns, anyway. In fact,
the only thing I've ever
blown was a little kids' BALLOON."

[LOVING NOD.]
"Do you trust Me, child?"

"Eh......sure, Lord.
(Squeamish frown.)
Yeah!
Sure!
(Grimmace.)
Hey, sure thing, LORD!
Uh......can I leave JERICHO, now?"

[SMILE!]
"Trust Me, child."

"But, WHY, Lord?"

"Why what."

"Why did Ya BRING me,
here, in the FIRST place?
(Uncomfortable frown.)
You KNOW I'm not the
ADVENTUROUS type!
And, a CONQUERER?
PLEASE!
The only thing I've
ever conquered was an
ice cream SUNDAE!"

[GENTLE SMILE.]
[PATIENT NOD.]
"Yes, My child.
I know."

"Yeah; I would've been
one of those Israelites
who would'a said:

'Hey, MOSES!
Are ya SURE you
know where ya GOIN'?
Can't we just go back
to EGYPT, now?
PLEASE?'

Somthin' like that, Lord."

[CHUCKLE.]
[ALL KNOWING NOD.]
"Yes, My child.
Just....."

"Hey, LORD?
You ain't gonna tell me
that stuff about You bein'
the POTTER, and
ME bein' the CLAY,
are YA?"

[LAUGH!]
"No, My child!"

"Yeah.....WHAT then?"

[SMILE.]
"I was just going to
tell you....."

"What?
WHAT?"

[PATIENT LOOK OF A LOVING
FATHER.]
"To keep walking,
My child...
And blowing your horn:
until I say:

[PAUSE.]

shout."
*************************
So the people
shouted,
and the
trumpets
were blown.
As soon
as the people
heard
the sound
of the trumpet,
the people
raised a great shout,
and the wall
fell down
flat.
[Joshua 5:20]

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lauren finchum 10 Apr 2008
I like it. It gave me a chuckle. Haven't we all felt this way? Tired of Jericho. Keep writing.




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