- Mar 2013
- Middle Tennessee
A flood is coming, the water is steadily rising. A man is standing on his front porch watching the water rise. It's just a few inches below the front porch of his house. About this time a neighbor in a boat comes along tells the man "get in let's get out of here, this flood is just getting started". The man tells the neighbor "No need, God will take care of me" and refuses to get in the boat.
A while later the man's house is now half underwater, he's standing at a window upstairs when another boat comes by. The people pull up next to the house and implore him to get in the boat and leave with them as the water will continue to rise. But once again he declines, saying "No need, God will provide".
A few hours later the man is standing on the roof of his now almost completely submerged house. A helicopter flies over, seeing him stranded they turn around, hover over the house, and drop a rope to the man. Again he declines the offer of help, says yet again "God will take care of me". After waiting as long as they could the helicopter finally flies away.
Sometime later, the house and the man are washed away and the man is drowned in the rushing water. He gets up to heaven and upon seeing God, asks "Lord WHY did you let me die ??" To which God replied, "I sent two boats and a helicopter, what more did you want ??".
Faith is one thing. Stupidity is something else entirely.