Stevie Wonder once sang: “Isn’t she loooovely; isn’t she beauuuuutiful?” I wonder if he had our open-air dummy Eutychus’ Sis, in mind?
Doesn’t she look just radiant posing with Craig “The Animal” DeLisle?
After looking on Ebay and pleading with all my contacts to find a mannequin for our first official open-air preaching engagement at the Redondo Beach Pier, I found her head and torso at a garage sale across the street from my house on the day of the event—and for only ten bucks! After gently sawing off her too-long neck, lovingly fastening a little duct tape, and lots of tender care, we created a Gospel Gal that would make Dr. Frankenstein envious!
We placed her under a sheet in the middle of the pier and attracted lots of curious onlookers.
I’ll tell the full story later. Hint: She was a success!
Why is her name Eutychus’ Sis?
In the book of Acts, there is an account of a young man named Eutychus sitting in the window sill, who was sinking into a deep sleep as the apostle Paul talked on and on about the things of God. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
What’s left out of the account and is written about in highly unreliable sources, is that Eutychus’ sister was outside on the ground below having a cigarette when her brother landed on her…