Jane Bernard lies in a hospital bed hooked up to numerous tubes and other stuff. Enter three women.
Woman 1: Hi Janie, honey. We missed you at Bible study last week.
Woman 2: Yes. When we heard what happened we just couldn’t believe it. First Bob and your precious little ones….Now this.
Woman 3: After your house burned down.
Woman 1: Yes. I just couldn’t believe it. If something happened to any of my kids I just know I couldn’t go on.
Woman 2: MRSA’s a nasty disease I hear. Glad it’s not me. Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders when you get out.
Woman 1: Poor Bob! 49 is pretty young. Children and marriage are what Biblical womanhood is all about. It’s hard reentering the dating scene when you’re well past your prime. But with God all things are possible and stuff like that….
Woman 2: And they can do wonderful things with fertility treatments now. There’s still hope you can make another baby before you’re all dried up and have failed to obey Genesis 1:28. With modern medicine and prayer there’s still hope, Jane. Online dating is great too. I seen it on a TV commercial. Something called Lonelybusters.com. There was this happy married couple talking about how they met there. Real soulmates. If I had to date now after 30 years of marriage, I’d use that.
Jane: Groans. Bob and the kids died last week!
Woman 3: Yes. That’s real sad.
Woman 1: No need for carrying on like that. God’s got someone new picked out just for you. You just gotta keep a positive attitude.
Jane: I pray and pray. That I will finally die of this horrible disease. Then my torment will end. But God will not even answer that prayer.
Woman 1: Oh Father God! Please forgive Janie’s sinful lack of faith. And just don’t punish her as her depression deserves Father God. It’s obvious why she’s hurting Father God. Sin does that to us. And just please help her repent of her negative attitude before it’s too late Father God.
Woman 3: Amen.
Woman 2: Now depression ain’t always a sin. Maybe Jane’s just a mental defective. That would make her insane but they have medicine for that. I seen it on a commercial.
Woman 1: Jane, are you insane?
Woman 3: Bye Jane.
Trio exits hurriedly. Jane heaves sigh of relief.