by Jeff Schreve

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Making the Best of the Worst (3 of 7)
Series: Dream and Detours
Jeff Schreve
Genesis 39:1-6

If you have your Bible, please turn to Genesis chapter 39. We're in a series on the life of Joseph. We're calling it Dreams and Detours. Joseph was the guy who had the great dream, as a 17 year-old boy, that his brothers were going to bow down to him. And he didn't know how that was going to work out, but he knew that that was a divine dream. God had given him that dream. But then his dream hit a detour. Today, we want to talk about this subject: Making the Best of the Worst.

I heard about a little boy. He was 7 years old. He was on his first airplane ride all by himself, and he was nervous. And he was flying across country. And he had the window seat. And it was a smaller plane, and it was just two seats per section there. And so he was sitting at the window seat, and he was just kind of nervous, and he was kind of fidgety. And, low and behold, the plane was full, and this seat was empty, but then a guy came and sat next to him. And he was a big guy, and he was a burly guy, and he was just not very nice. He's all tattered up. He had a Mohawk, a bunch of piercings, looked like some kind of biker from Hell's Angels. And he sat down, and he glared at the kid, and he told the kid right off the bat, before any hellos were taking place, he said, ''Kid, I'm tired, and I'm going to be sleeping on this plane ride, so I don't want to hear any peep out of you, and I don't want you to be wiggling.'' The kid said, ''Yes, sir.'' And the guy went to sleep.

Well, the plane took off. Everything was going okay until the plane hit some turbulence. And that little boy got scared with the turbulence. And then, all of a sudden, he started to feel sick, and his stomach began to kind of go up and down with the plane. And he thought, Oh no, I've got to get out of here. I'm going to throw up, and I've got to get to the bathroom. But there was the guy. He was just blocking his way. And ...

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