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Friday, November 11, 2011

Porch Prayer

This was sent to me in an email and thought it worth sharing:

There was a little old lady, who every morning stepped onto her front
porch, raised her arms to the sky, and shouted: 'PRAISE THE LORD!'
One day an atheist moved into the house next door. He became irritated at the little
old lady. Every morning he'd step onto his front porch after her and yell: 'THERE IS NO LORD!'
Time passed with the two of them carrying on this way every day .
One morning, in the middle of winter, the little old lady stepped onto
her front porch and shouted: 'PRAISE THE LORD! Please Lord, I have no
food and I am starving, provide for me, oh Lord!
The next morning she stepped out onto her porch and there were
two huge bags of groceries sitting there.
'PRAISE THE LORD!' she cried out. 'HE HAS PROVIDED GROCERIES FOR ME!'
The atheist neighbor jumped out of the hedges and shouted:
'THERE IS NO LORD; I BOUGHT THOSE GROCERIES!!'
The little old lady threw her arms into the air and shouted:
'PRAISE THE LORD!
HE HAS PROVIDED ME WITH GROCERIES AND MADE THE DEVIL PAY FOR
THEM!'

14 comments:

  1. That is funny. There's always a doubter, isn't there?

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  2. I absolutely love this story. I may have to copy it down. I'd also love to know the origin. You said it was emailed to you. If you know the author, would you email the information to me? The story is perfect in many ways. One of the ways in which I look at it is that so much of our world is completely open to interpretation. Devil or angel--who is which?

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  3. Touche! Love this - hope for the doubters.

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  4. lol..you just made my day.. I'm gonna read it to my hubby, may have to borrow this.. Take Care, Susie

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  5. This is a wonderful reminder of what faith really is. Thank you.

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  6. That is WONDERFUL!! I just laughed out loud - and then read it to my husband. Thank you, Charlotte, for starting our day with a good ol' laugh!
    (And a great message, I might add!)

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  7. Oh........too good! I love it, made me smile! blessings,Kathleen

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  8. Love this...I have a feeling you might see this again on my blog soon!

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  9. lol this is so funny. I think I know that woman and am probably kin to her. ;)

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  10. I had a newsletter to write for some of my work. I used this story to illustrate a point I was making. Thanks for letting me know that you don't know the original author. The story still makes me smile.

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