In this episode we see Alan give Carter and Ian a specific order to clean the dining hall. However, they decide they don't like cleaning and go as far away from cleaning as they possibly can. When they decide to see what Melvin is working on instead of cleaning, they end up trapped in the FUTURE!
Does anyone remember someone from the Bible who was in this same kind of situation? Hopefully you have heard of a man in the Bible named Jonah. You can read the story of Jonah by turning in your Bible to the Book of Jonah. God gives Jonah a very specific job: to go bring God's Word to the people of Nineveh. However, Jonah doesn't like the people of Nineveh, so he decides to try to go as far away from his problems as he can. When he does this, God sends a huge fish to swallow him up.
Sometimes in our lives God tells us to do something, and sometimes doing what God tells us to do is not fun and we may even dislike it. However, God tells us to do things like this because He knows what is best for us. So if you read in the Bible that God is telling you to honor your parents, even if you don't want to or don't agree with it, we are supposed to follow God's commands because He knows what is best.
This week in school, in your homes, and with your friends, make sure to listen to what God wants to tell you. Sometimes when you pray, God will tell you that He wants you to do something, and it is always in our best interest to obey the call of God.