15 May, 2011

A Terrible Accident


uring the service, the pastor asked if there were anyone in the congregation would like to praise the Lord because their prayers had been answered.

A lady stood up, came forward, and said, "I have a reason to thank the Lord. Two months ago, my husband, Jim, had a terrible bicycle accident, and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating, and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."

You could hear an audible gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagined the pain that poor Jim experienced.

She continued, "Jim was unable to hold me or the children, and every move he made caused him terrible pain. We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation. They were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Jim's scrotum and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."

Again, the men in the Congregation squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Jim. She continued, "Jim is out of the hospital now, and the doctors say his scrotum should recover completely."

All the men sighed with relief.

The pastor let out a sigh as he rose and tentatively asked if any one else had anything to say. One man rose and walked slowly to the podium. He said, "Hello. My name is Jim, and I would just like to tell my wife that the word is 'sternum.' "