|DOUBTVILLE TO FAITH HAVEN (standard:adventure, 916 words)|
|Author: Clyde McDade||Added: Nov 20 2001||Views/Reads: 1824/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Two brother's who are born-again christians become trapped in thier favorite video game called, Doubtville to Faith Haven. In order to get home they must travel through the game using Bible scripture's and weapons of faith. A story of team work and fait|
Damon and Joel ages nine and ten were playing thier favorite video game called Doubtville to Faith Haven. "I want to start over!" You're winning too much!" Damon had a habit of hitting the restart button whenever his older brother was beating him on the video screen. "I'm gonna tell mom!" Why are you such a brat?" Joel asked. "All you do is hog the game and I have to sit here and wait a whole hour to get a chance to go again!" "That's because I'm good at this and you're not!" Joel said. This hurt his brother's feelings. Both had a problem with selfishness and sharing. Thier mother had warned them about being a team and not taking each other for granted all of the time. They were on the first level which was one of the hardest. The longer the game the harder it got. Joel had to start over. He racked up a whole lot of points, but that didn't matter. "Hurry up!" Damon insisted. "You just keep your hands off the stupid restart button!" Joel hit start and then it happened! **** "Where are we?" Damon asked. He looked confused and scared. Joel didn't understand what he had done wrong. All he did was hit the start button and everything went black. "What did you do dummy?" Damon asked again. This irritated Joel. "Could you shut your big mouth?" He kept looking around. The entire place was covered with blue grass, bright colored trees and bushes. Some had huge pieces of fruit on them. This made Joel hungry. Looking closer he realized something he couldn't believe. "We're in the game Damon!" "Are you nuts?" "Look around! Doesn't any of this look familiar?" Damon turned in every direction and a sudden fear came upon him. Yet he still tried to deny it. "You're crazy! This is some trick...!" He stopped talking, because the ground shook! Then a growl deafened thier ears! "Oh no it's him!" "Who?" Damon asked. "The Dragon of Doubt! We've gotta get out of here!" "How did this happen?" He stood his ground as Joel started running. "I'm not going until you tell me how we got here!" "I didn't do anything and you know it!" Joel said. A stream of fire landed close to Damon's feet. Joel grabbed him in the nick of time! The boys ran as fast as they could with the Dragon of Doubt on thier heels! "You remember how this is played, right?" Asked Joel. Damon looked behind him. His eyes grew bigger than a saucer as the dragon gave chase. "Yeah! We're in Doubtville and have to get to Faith Haven!" The object of the game was to get from one town to the other or be lost in doubt for life, never fully experiencing God's blessings in your life due to lack of faith. The Dragon's job was to hit you with his fire so that you'd begin to doubt that God could help you and weaken your faith. "We're coming to the Cliff of No Return!" Joel shouted. At the bottom of this cliff were massive rocks! They had only one hope as the Dragon of Doubt spewed another shot of fire at them. The boys stopped in thier tracks. "Hurry up and say your prayer or we'll be toast!" Damon yelled. Joel said a prayer of faith. Throughout the game, players made thier way around by using scripture, prayer and faith. This would allow them to escape any harmful traps and weapons of doubt and fear, as they went along. "He's only ten feet away!" Damon said. The Dragon was blue with orange spots on it's skin. Within half of a second a large, shiny and gold slide appeared in front of them! the Slide of Hope! Both boys lunged for it just as the Dragon of Doubt landed and shot more fire! "Whoooaaaa!" They screamed the whole way down, but were not out of the woods yet when Damon saw the Dragon make his own slide appear three feet from thiers. "He's gaining on us!" Damon warned. "Don't be afraid, remember? Just have faith in God all the way through and we'll make it!" Joel knew that they were in trouble. How could they consistently work together as a team when they'd been arguing with each other for months? Would thier faith in God be strong enough? Hwo did they end up inside this game anyway? All of these questions raced through Joel's mind as he and his brother slid to the bottom. In the distance they could see trees and bushes. Each brilliantly colored with different types of flowers on them. Hitting the bottom, they rolled at least twelve feet before coming to a stop on the yellow grass. Damon's allergies were no help. "Yaaachu!" Joel got to his feet. Standing in front of them was the "ORACLE OF DECISIONS". This was a large, clear, floating screen that had a question on it with multiple choice answers. He knew that the answer sent them on to the next level. Summoning the many weapons they had as players, Joel called for the "Knock Balls". A bright, orange, fire ball appeared in his right hand and he lunged it toward the Dragon! It hit him right in the stomach, making him disappear. **** The oracle gave them three choices. WHEN AFRAID BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS SHOULD: A. BE AFRAID B. HAVE FAITH IN GOD C. WORRY Which one did they choose? Tweet
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