Gabby: Yep, that’s what I said….the math lesson and God is the
Minnie: Gabby, I knew it! You’ve been into those marshmallow Peeps
again and your mind has finally turned into a pink marshmallow!
Gabby: Well, I only ate 2 packages and (yelling) MY MIND
ISN”T A PINK MARSHMALLOW. Pastor, I’m serious.
Pastor: Okay, Minnie…maybe we’d better listen to Gabby!
Minnie: Okay, Pastor…throw out your sermon notes cause you’re
going to have to spend your sermon time un-confusing the
congregation….(looks at Gabby) Go ahead….Marshmallow
Gabby: Okay, Pastor…it’s like this. It’s all about numbers.
Pastor: Easter is all about numbers? Gabby, I don’t think
so…Easter is all about Jesus, and Love, and Forgiveness and
Gabby: Yeah…that too…but it’s mostly about math and a couple of
simple numbers. Allow me to explain.
Minnie: I’d thought you’d never get to it.
Gabby: Okay…well, we just went through Lent and it was a long time.
Pastor: Yep…47 days. That is a long time.
Gabby: Yep, one thousand, one hundred twenty-eight hours.
Pastor: Really? I had no idea!
Gabby: Sixty-seven thousand, six hundred and eighty minutes.
Minnie: (amazed) Gabby? YOU figured that out!.
Gabby: Four million, sixty thousand eight hundred seconds since the
beginning of Lent. I’ve been keeping track.
Pastor: I’ll say. That’s very impressive, Gabby. I guess math does
play a role in Easter. I never really thought about it that way.
Minnie: Pastor, no one ever thinks of things the way Gabby does. So,
Gabby….what’s the math lesson?
Gabby: Well, let’s see what the sum total is. Pastor, Minnie, it all
started 47 days ago. Jesus traveled all over with his disciples
explaining about God’s love and telling people that one day, very
soon the most wonderful event would happen.
Minnie: That’s right Gabby, the most important event was the
crucifixion of Jesus and then the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
Gabby: Minnie….that’s it! You’ve got the answer.
Minnie: I do?? Well, of course, I do! I knew the answer all the
time! (lowering her head & whispering to Pastor) What
answer did I say?
Pastor: Well, I think it’s that Jesus died for our sins so that we
can have everlasting life.