Thursday, September 26, 2013

Be Comforted

I like this.

It reminds me of the story of the guy stranded on the roof of his house during a huge flood. He prays to God to save him. Pretty soon a boat of people come by and offer to rescue him from his roof perch barely above the water line, but he refuses, saying "God will save me".

A while later another, bigger boat crowded with people comes along and they offer to take him to safety, but he says, "No thank you, God will save me."

Finally a helicopter flies over and offers to lift him up and take him to dry land, but he refuses them too, with the same response.

Eventually, the flood overwhelms his roof and he drowns. Upon entering heaven and confronting God, the man asks, "God, I prayed to you to save me. Why did you let me drown?"

And God replied, "Dude, I sent two boats and a helicopter…what more did you want?"

1 comment:

  1. It's an oldie but goodie and demonstrates something often seen in the Bible: God will use a human agent (vis a vis the story of Gideon, one of my favorites).