07 August, 2011

Amen!

here was a fellow who had been lost and walking in the desert for about two weeks. One hot day, he saw the home of a missionary. Tired and weak, he crawled up to the house and collapsed on the doorstep. The missionary found him and nursed him back to health.

Feeling better, the man asked the missionary for directions to the nearest town, and on his way out, he saw s horse. He went back into the house and asked the missionary, "Could I borrow your horse? I'll give it back when I reach the town."

The missionary said, "Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say 'Thank God' to make her go and 'Amen' to make her stop."

Not paying much attention, the man replied, "Sure, okay." As he got on the horse, he said, "Thank God," and the horse started walking. So he said, "Thank God, thank God," and the horse started trotting.

Feeling really brave, the man said, "Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God," and the horse just took off. Pretty soon the man noticed the road ran very close to the edge of a cliff, and he started doing everything he could to make the horse stop.

"Whoa! Stop! Hold on!!!!"

Finally he remembered. "Amen!" The horse stopped just four short inches from the cliff.

The man then leaned back in the saddle and, deeply relieved, said just loud enough, "Thank God."
Author Unknown