Several eyebrows were raised and,
On the bottom of the cage were three little
"What are you gonna do with them?" I asked.
"Take 'em home and have fun with 'em," he answered.
"I'm gonna tease 'em and pull out their feathers
"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later.
What will you do then?"
"Oh, I got some cats," said the little boy.
The pastor was silent for a moment.
"How much do you want for those birds, son?"
"Huh? Why, you don't want them birds, mister.
"How much?" the pastor asked again.
The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy
The pastor reached in his pocket and took out
In a flash, the boy was gone.
The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it
Setting the cage down, he opened the door,
Well, that explained the empty birdcage on the pulpit,
"One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation.
"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.
Satan replied, "Oh, I'm gonna have fun!
"And what will you do when you get done with them?"
"Oh, I'll kill 'em," Satan glared proudly.
"How much do you want for them?" Jesus asked.
Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good.
"How much?" Jesus asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered,
Jesus said, "DONE!" Then He paid the price.
The pastor picked up the cage,
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