Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tom's Scrotum



The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise

for answered prayers. Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said,

"I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband, Tom, had a terrible bicycle

wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and

the doctors didn't know if they could help him." You could hear a muffled

gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagine the pain that poor Tom

must have experienced. "Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she went

on, "and every move caused him terrible pain." We prayed as the doctors

performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece

together the crushed remnants of Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to

hold it in place." Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed

uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom. "Now,"

she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out of the

hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover

completely." All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and

tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.

A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium. He said, "I'm
Tom Smith."
The entire congregation held its breath. "I just want to tell my wife the

word is sternum."

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