Praying and Common Sense



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When I was a kid, my parents would send me to church camp almost every day. At the camp, we did typical campy-type stuff like singing around campfires or listen to stories. Of course, being a church camp, these songs and stories were often biblical and faith-based.

One particular story I remember involved a die-hard Christian stranded in his house in the middle of a huge flood (not Noah’s flood, more like Katrina flood). The characters in this story are the Christian, car driver, boater, and helicopter pilot. The dialog went like this:

Christian: (Praying) Lord, I’ve been faithful to you my whole life. Please rescue me!

Driver: (knocks on the door) Hey! The place is flooding! Let’s go!

Christian: Go on without me! I will trust in the Lord to rescue me!

Later, the streets are completely flooded. The boater stops by:

Boater: C’mon! We have to go! There’s no other way out!

Christian: Go on without me! I will trust in the Lord to rescue me!

Later, the Christian is on his roof, the only place left that not under water. A helicopter flies by.

Pilot: C’mon! There’s no way to survive, let’s go!

Christian: Go on without me! I will trust in the Lord to rescue me!

The water continues to rise. Eventually, the Christian, caught up in his prayer, drowns. He is now in heaven standing in front of God.

Christian: God Almighty! Why did you not try to save me?

GOD: What do you mean not try? I sent three people!

Until next time

Joe

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