HIKING IN THE WOODS

 

 Three men are hiking through the woods,

and they come to a raging river.

The water is so deep and so fast

that it seems impossible to cross. The

first man offers a prayer: “Please, Lord,

give me the strength to cross this

river”. The Lord decides that this is

a reasonable request. A cloud settles

over the man, and when it lifts, he

is taller, with legs like trunks

and massive arms. He struggles to cross

to cross the river, and after 4 hours, he makes it.

 

The second man offers a prayer:

“Please, Lord, give me the strength and

ability to cross this river.” The Lord

decides that this is a reasonable request;

a cloud settles over the man, and

when it lifts, he has massive arms, and there

is a rowboat next to him. He

struggles across the river, and after 3

hours, he makes it across.

 

The third man offers a prayer:

“Please, Lord, give me the strength, ability

and wisdom to cross this river.”

The Lord decides this is a reasonable

request; a cloud settles around the man,

and when it lifts, he has been changed into

a woman. She looks at a map, walks 100

yards downstream, and crosses the bridge!