Help Is At Hand… But Not Where You Might Think

Life often reminds me of the guy who was drowning.

He shouted, “Lord Save Me!”

Up sailed a life-boat…

“Come aboard mate!”  They said, reaching out their hands.

The drowning man replied, “No thanks, the Lord will save me!”

Reluctantly, the life-boat returned to port…

“Lord Save Me!” shouted the drowning man again, thinking that perseverance and faith would help win God’s favour.

Overhead hummed a helicopter as it descended lower – and winched down its rescue officer.

“Take my hand mate!” Said the cheery chappy.

The drowning man replied, “No thanks, the Lord will save me!”

Reluctantly, the rescue chopper returned to the airfield…

“Lord Save Me!” shouted the drowning man in desperation.

Up popped a periscope… followed splendidly by the rest of the Russian Submarine to which it was attached!

The hatch flew open and a team of sailors emerged.

One said, in broken English, “Comrade, won’t you let us help you?”

The drowning man replied, “No thanks, the Lord will save me!”

Majestically, the Russian Submarine sank beneath the waves – the sailors shaking their heads in disbelief as they re-entered the sub and closed the hatch with a resounding clang behind them.

This resounding clang was like the death knell for the drowning man.

He drowned.

Later, in Heaven, he thanked God for letting him into such a wonderful place.

God said he was welcome, and that most people had some questions after arrival.

The man breathed a great sigh of relief and blurted out, “Why did you let me drown?  I believed you were going to save me!”

God smiled, shook His magnificent head incredulously and said, not unkindly, “I sent you a life-boat, a helicopter, and even a Russian Submarine… and you wanted more???!!!”

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