There was a big tuff man married to a petite kind woman. He loved to scare her. When he’d get home from work he’d quietly sneak and hide somewhere in the house. He’d wait until she walked by and jump out. She absolutely hated it. Every time he did it she would scream. She felt like she was going to have a heart attack. She begged him to stop but he thought it was too funny.
One day she decided to get him back. So when she heard the front door open she went and hid. It took him almost 40 minutes to come out of his hiding place. Then when he walked by she jumped out and screamed. He punched her right in he face. She fell down crying.
He reached down and helped her up. He said, “I’m so sorry. It was my reflexes. You can’t do that to me because I’m a man. My reflexes are fast.”
He didn’t scare her again for a couple of weeks. But a dog always returns to its vomit. One day she heard the front door open and close softly. She couldn’t believe that he was actually going to scare her again.
She grabbed a frying pan and went walking through the house. Sure enough he jumped out and screamed. She whacked him on the head with the pan. He fell backwards into the wall. He closed his eyes at the sudden jolt of pain. Then he felt wham, wham, wham, and he passed out.
When he woke up she was standing over him. He said, “What happened?” She said, ” I’m sorry baby it was just my reflexes.” He reached up and felt the top of his head. It was covered in bumps. He said,”Why’d you hit me so many times?” She replied, “Well I’m just a woman. My reflexes are slow. That was from the last 15 times you jumped out and scared me.”
Ecclesiastes 10:2 says, “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.” This means that a wise man is always ready a correct response. In other words his reflex is to do the right thing at the right time. While the foolish are not prepared. Christians should be wise. We should always be prepared to do and say the right things. The story above doesn’t have much to do with that. I just used it as a lead in to talking about our natural reflexes in my sermon. Hope you enjoyed it!