Mule Pulled Wagon …

“A man was on the roof of a house,during a flood.A boat came by and the man in the boat said to him,”Get in the boat and I,’ll get you out of here! “No,the man replied,”I’m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The boat left.A little while later a helicopter landed on the roof and the pilot said to him,”Get in the helicopter and I,’ll get you out of here!” “No,the man replied,”I,m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The helicopter left.Later a water plane landed as the water was up to the man,s neck.The pilot said to him,”Get in the plane and I,’ll get you out of here!” “No,the man replied,”I,m waiting on the Lord to deliver me!” The plane left and the man drowned. He got up to heaven and said to the Lord “Lord, why didn’t you deliver me?” You dummy, I sent you a boat a plane and a helicopter, what more do you want?”

This old joke is actually a very serious metaphor. Because people expect some great miracle or some great flashy superhero show and just ignore the simple solutions that God presents them with. People want what they read about Jesus doing in the Bible. Many people prayer for things and when God gives it to them, they act as if the worst thing that could ever happen to them. And so when they don’t get their fairy tale miracle, they in turn make poor choices that lead them away from God’s plan … and that leaves others in the dust many times.

When you spend all your time hoping for a chariot of fire to rescue you, you miss the mule pulled wagon going passed …

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