Spoiler Alert: Baptist Humor. I’m not making fun of other religions but if you’re a Jehovah’s Witness you might not like this post very much. Sorry in advance.
Okay, so I’m in a wonderful small group bible study on Wednesday nights. There are a few women in the study that just moved or are new to our church so we’re all still getting to know each other. I’ve been bringing coffee each week but wondered if people really wanted it so I sent out this text message asking if everyone wanted coffee. The thread gets interesting when a newer lady makes a comment about HATING coffee. See for yourself….. (I blurred out names and numbers)
It’s like she was acting like she didn’t even know us but I knew it was the right person because she had just given me her number last week. So now I’m totally confused.
And what was up with the Kingdom Hall comment?
I could’ve sworn this lady said her church background was Baptist but maybe she was an undercover Jehovah’s Witness and just wasn’t telling us. I hear they don’t drink caffeine.
All this takes place about 2 hours prior to Bible Study.
I decide not to text anyone else and ask if they were confused. Better to keep those thoughts to oneself instead of stirring up stuff.
I did however share it with Randy. He was equally puzzled.
So it’s Bible Study time and a few ladies trickle in and sit down. One lady did say something like, “What was up with the mystery texter?” I said, “I’m not sure.”
About that time the newer lady walks in. Suddenly I’m viewing her differently. Wondering if her husband is out knocking on doors in a white shirt and black tie.
What startles me is when she immediately grabs a cup and gets some coffee.
She sits down and I say, “Did you get my text earlier today?”
“Nope. When did you send it?”
I grill her a few more times to be sure she wasn’t the one who sent the text.
I pull out my phone and read the number I have for her in my contacts and sure enough – it was the wrong number!!
So I read the entire text thread to her – you know, the part where she says she HATES coffee and doesn’t know us and wondered if this was Kingdom Hall. That one.
Our entire group is about in tears we are laughing so hard.
Then another newer lady brings the house down when she said, “Well, I was confused by the manna comment until I did day four of our homework right before I came and that’s when I learned what it meant.”
So much that we had several people stop by and tell us we were having too much fun and to settle down.
So, yeah, that’s my Bible Study story for the week.