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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday's Gift to you . . . A story with a moral . . .

AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS



An atheist was walking through the woods.



'What majestic trees!' 'What powerful rivers!' 'What beautiful animals!' He said to himself.



As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.



He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him.



He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him.



He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer.



He tripped & fell on the ground.



He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.



At that instant moment, the Atheist cried out: 'Oh my God!'



Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.



As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.



'You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident.' 'Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?'



'Am I to count you as a believer?'



The atheist looked directly into the light, and said: 'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?'



'Very well', said the voice.



The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke: 'Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.' Thank you Marydon at Blushing Rose




I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system though which God speaks to us every hour; if we still only tune in. -George Washington Carver



We have to just make sure that we're ready for the undexpected - all the time.
Love, Sandie

5 comments:

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love the athiest and the bear story. Have a lovely Sunday.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have heard that before and it still makes me smile.

blueviolet said...

Ha! Love it! Very, very cute.

dana said...

What a great story!!!

Thanks for coming by to visit my post (making Easter baskets with USA items). I hope we can all be more diligent about doing what we can to support our own businesses who are just trying to survive in this miserable and outsourced economy.

Have a lovely Sunday evening! dana

Sharon said...

What a good, faithful bear!

Liked the story - truth in it. To my mind, it takes more "faith" to believe that there's no God, than to look around at the evidence and see that He is real, and good, and powerful.

Still praying for those who can't see the Truth...yet!