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The Animal Football Game

My pastor used this story as an illustration a few weeks ago…

The big animals and the little animals were having a football game. As the first half went along, the big animals were scoring at will. Every time they got the ball they would run it in for a touchdown. Then came the second half…
FIRST PLAY: The elephant runs the ball up the middle. BANG!! Tackled for a five-yard loss. The little animals go back to the huddle cheering and congratulating each other. “Who made that tackle?” asked the ant. “I did,” said the centipede.
SECOND PLAY: The rhinoceros runs the ball up the middle. WHOP!! Tackled for another five-yard loss. Back in the huddle the flea asked, “Who made that great stop?” “I did,” said the centipede.
THIRD PLAY: The gorilla tries an end sweep, led by the hippo throwing the lead block. SMACK!! Centipede tackles him for a 10-yard loss. Back in the huddle, the gnat asked the centipede, “Hey man, where were you in the first half?”
The centipede replied, “Getting my ankles taped.”