“There she goes again,” Evil One said to Evil Two.
“Is she running with that four-legged beast again?” Evil Two asked.
“Yeah, ” Evil One said.
“I’ve got an idea.”
There was a long pause.
“Well, are you going to tell me?” Evil One glowered at Evil Two.
Another long pause.
“Now would be a good time.” Evil One spat at Evil Two. “I don’t have forever.”
“Umm… actually, you do.” Evil Two smiled his evil smile.
“Enough of this! What is your idea?”
“Well, you know how she goes in that room every week to … worship God,” Evil Two barely got the words out, but then continued. “And then comes back out and runs down the block with her dog?”
“What if we gave her a little nudge.”
“A nudge? Like to make her go faster?”
“A nudge. Like to make her fly.”
“Oooo… that would be awesome! Then when she landed, on her face of course, she will get mad at God because she believes He protects her from everything!”
They both chuckled savoring the image her hitting the ground and cursing God.
Then Evil One turned to Evil Two. “Whose going to ask His permission to do this?”
“Hmmm, that’s right.” Evil Two grimaced. “We have to have permission to touch her. So what can we say that would make Him agree to this?
Evil One said, after a moment, “I’ve got it! We can say we only want to help her run faster to get back to the safety of her car. After all, it is late at night and evil does hide in the darkness.”
“You mean like us?”
“Yeah. No. I mean like another human that would want to hurt her.”
“Think He’ll go for it?”
“Let’s go see.”
Moments later they were back.
“I can’t believe He fell for it.” Evil One said. “Whose going to do the honor?”
“Oh, you do it,” Evil Two responded with an look of anticipation. “I want to see her expression from the front.”
They began moving towards the girl and the dog, who were now running back towards the parking lot.
“Wait!” Evil Two said. “Make sure you nudge her to the right so she lands on her bad right shoulder. Another dislocation would be awesome right now!”
“Well, that didn’t turn out too well.” Evil Two said sadly as they watched her get back in her car with her dog and drive away.
“Yeah. I didn’t see that coming. Who said anything about an angel protecting her fall? He sure came out of nowhere, didn’t he?”
“And did you hear what she said?” Evil Two’s face scrunched up in disgust. “She thanked Him! She actually thanked Him for His protection! She’s flat on her face and she’s thanking Him! The only one she got mad at was us.”
“Well, actually, she wasn’t flat on her face. I had the angle just right, but that angel rolled her in the air. Her face and right side never even touched the ground. ”
“That wasn’t fair. And angel was not part of the deal.”
Evil Two shook his head. “Just wait until next time. We’ll make sure we include a ‘no angels’ clause.
The next day, Evil Two asked Evil One, “Want to go see what she wrote in her journal? Maybe after thinking about it, she might not be in such a thankful mood.”
“You might be right. As hard as she hit the ground, she should be feeling pretty sore. It’s hard to be thankful when you’re hurting.” He gave a nasty chuckle.
She was just finishing her journal entry when they appeared in her room.
They read: “I don’t know what happened. But somehow I fell last night and hit the ground pretty hard. It could have been so bad. If I had landed on my right side, my arm could have been dislocated again. But I didn’t. Somehow I didn’t even land on my face even though I fell face first. God is so amazing! He must have protected me and made me roll on my left side. I am so thankful to Him for His protection. I know I can’t always protect myself. My trust is in Jesus…”
“Disgusting,” Evil Two said to Evil One. “Let’s get out of here!”
And God laughed.