It’s going to be a bee-yoo-tee-ful Sabbath in Bagwine, Ohio. Sunny with a high near 60.
The good weather should help because it’s going to be a long day. I work 11-7 at the Beer Mine and then go over to my kid’s house in order to help him study for a couple of tests.
Today’s Church Disservice is based upon Genesis 37:3...
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.”
I had a similar event happen to me while I was in the hospital. At one point during my first day there, I was transported from the ER down to Radiology in order to have an ultrasound done.
Upon my arrival, “Shelly”, the ultrasound technician, asked me to take my pants off. As a guy who enjoys hearing that, I quickly and happily obliged.
She checked everything out. My legs which as I told you a few days ago, she said were really nice looking.
She checked my organs out and at one point asked, “When did you have your gall bladder taken out, Matt?” I said, “I never had my gal---”
She interjected, “Ha. Just kidding; there it is.” We cut up for a few more minutes and then we were done.
After she completed some paperwork, she asked if I wanted to put my pants back on…a pair of jeans that I had been wearing for hours and had been collecting the smell of hospital funk.
I said, “Eh…I’m sure I’ll be getting prodded more over the next few hours and their a pain to get on and off, so I may as well leave them off.”
It was a bit cold in the Radiology area so Shelly said, “Hey, why don’t I give you a pair of my pants?”
And with that my friends, a 70’s guitar riff that one would hear embedded in a porn soundtrack filled my head and I envisioned her stripping down. Alas…it was not to be.
Shelly did, however, go into the next room and came back carrying a fresh pair of hospital scrub pants, and smiling, said, “Here, I’ll give you these, Matt. You can keep them.”
It was then, that the words of Genesis 37:3 came to mind albeit in slightly different form…
“Now Shelly loved Matt-Man more than all her patients, because he had great legs: and she gave unto him pants of a powder blue color.”
I appreciate the charity of Shelly, and each time I wear these special pants I will think of her and her kindness.
Amen, and Amen.