Mrs. Jacob: It was. He told me that he had spent the entire night wrestling with an Angel (pauses and nods). That really stunned me. Before I could recover, he added; “that guy was really tough!” Jacob was on his way home from offering sacrifice on the mount when he met this “Angel”. I’m not clear on how it started, but it seems that this “Angel” grabbed Jacob’s leg and twisted it so hard that he couldn’t walk on it. That’s why he was limping.
Mrs. Jonah: They must be making those Angels tougher now days. Sounds more like those Mediterranean Wrestling Alliance “Hulks” the Romans have competing in the arena. I heard that one of them was referred to as an “Angel” of some sort. (All Agree)
Mrs. Jacob: I don’t let him forget about it either. When we get ready to go somewhere I always remind him to “shake a leg… the good one!”
Mrs. Noah: Sometimes it was just as bad when you got to go along with your husband. I remember being in the Ark during the great flood. Just imagine being locked up inside a floating zoo with animals of every kind. We had very few comforts; no windows, no ventilation, no air conditioning, no showers and deodorant hadn’t been invented yet. ( Pauses and holds nose) On top of that, we had the kids and grandkids all wanting to know “if we were there yet” and needing bathroom breaks. It was “Mom, I need” or “Grandma, I need” every two seconds.
Mrs. Jonah: Whew! What a bummer!
Mrs. Noah: That’s not the worst of it. Someone had to spend the day cleaning the animals stalls and shoveling, “you know what.” Of course “housekeeping” was the wife’s job. (All make faces and agree).
Mrs. Joshua: We all had some tough times back then. But we also had the very best help a person could ask for (looks toward heaven with hands in praying position). Without HIS help we never would have made it.
Mrs. Jacob: Right on! The Lord was always ready to lend his strength and wisdom whenever we were afraid or doubtful. We all know that was often.
Mrs. Moses: So true! I was afraid so many times when we seemed lost and unable to go on. I’m sure our husbands felt that way too when we were threatened by hunger, armies, deserts or just indecision. We know what they did at those times don’t we girls?
Mrs. Joshua: At those times they all called upon the LORD and HE was always there to strengthen and protect them and us. I know he will always be there. (All agree).
Mrs. Moses: Well, it’s getting late so we had better call it day.
Mrs. Jonah: Yes. The “Good Ol’ Boys” will be waiting for us!
(All rise and slowly begin to walk off stage).
NARRATOR: (Enters) We must always remember what the bible tells us: The LORD is our light and our salvation; HE is the strength of our lives, whom shall we fear? We must Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he will strengthen our hearts.
Copyright 2007 Richard Ruddle
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