Gone Gabriel by Pastor Ed Young
Every summer I try to take my son, who was here drumming earlier, on a little trip. This year we went to a Central American nation I will not mention and we had a true, true adventure. We boarded an American Airlines flight, flew three hours to this country and arrived in a city that’s pretty dangerous. This city’s known for a lot of crime and stuff. We jumped in a car and drove three hours into the interior of this place, spent the night in a small village, got up early the next morning, took all of our gear and threw it in the bottom of a wooden boat called a “panga.” And then we took this boat an hour out into the middle of the ocean. We stayed on an island.
Now, when I say island, totally get out of your mind a resort or sugar-white beaches and people waiting on you. When I say an island, think Gilligan’s Island. I’m talking about a mosquito-infested, rat-crawling, crab-crawling, boa constrictor–slithering place. It was roughing it with a capital R.
We stayed in these little shacks. And the shacks were so rickety that when the surf would break beneath our shack, the whole thing would lean. And these giant storms would come through at night and rain on us and rain through the windows. It was a very interesting place and the people that kind of ran this place were very interesting.
The guy who managed the place was a real character. And then there was a gentleman that worked for him named Gabriel. Gabriel, for some reason, got into a heated argument with the guy that he worked for, and Gabriel got so angry he stole this guy’s bottle of rum one morning and drank the entire bottle.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine