My mom used to tell us at our bedtime prayers that we should keep an open mind when we pray for something. Things might not happen for a reason, but when they do, our prayers might be answered in ways that we never expected. My little sister always thought that there would be a glow from the sky when someone’s prayers were answered and would point out the rays of sun that peaked through the clouds on rainy days. But it turns out that prayers can be answered in ways we least expect…and this woman just didn’t get it!
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.
The letter read:
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension check.
Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.
Can you please help me?
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which put into an envelope and sent to the woman.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Then Christmas came and went.
A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was $4 missing.
I think it must have been those jerks at the Post Office!
This old woman just didn’t get it! Of course, she couldn’t have known that it was the “jerks” at the Post Office who answered her prayer, but she should have kept an open mind! Did she think that GOD physically sat down and wrote her a letter? Whatever the case, this joke made me LAUGH!
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