Power of Prayer
In a small Texas town, a new tavern business started constructing a
building in which to open up a bar.
The local Baptist church began a campaign to block the bar from opening
with petitions and prayers.
Work progressed, however right up until the week before opening, when
lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.
The church folks were rather smug in their outlook until the bar owner
sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately
responsible for the destruction of his building, either through direct
or indirect actions or means.
The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to
the building's demise in its reply to the court.
As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the
At the hearing he commented...........
"I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears from the
paperwork that we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer,
and an entire church congregation that doesn't."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Bill Rayborn' (email@example.com) ]
All Rights Reserved.