An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring it all.
As he was walking alongside the river he saw a 7-foot grizzly charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.
At that instant the Atheist cried out “Oh my God!….”
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.
Even the river stopped moving.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, “You deny my existence for all of these years. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?
The atheist looked directly into the light “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask You to treat me as Christian now, but perhaps could you make the bear a Christian?”
“Very well,” said the voice.
The light went out.
The river ran again.
And the sounds of the forest resumed.
The bear dropped his right paw ….. brought both paws together…bowed his head and prayed:
“Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful…AMEN!”