Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Walking on Water ...and more 3-D Art

A young man, named Andy, that I met on our Bible Study blog (the link is in the left side bar about halfway down) reminded me of this first joke, so I used that one and several others....enjoy.


A preacher, a priest and a rabbi when fishing on a lake one day, but the fish weren't biting.

The preacher said, "I can't take anymore of this. I'm going to go fix up the fire."

Having said this he stepped out of th boat and walked on the water to the shore.

Shortly afterwards the priest said he was also tired of sitting there and not getting even the least suggestion of a bite on his line.

He got up, walked on the water to shore and joined the preacher.

Now the rabbi watched all this in amazement, but then reasoned, "If they can do it so can I."

Convincing himself that nothing made these other men special so he should also be able to walk on the water he stepped out of the boat and immediately splashed about as he sank in the water.

The priest turned to the preacher and said, "You think we should tell him where the stones are?"

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A Christian college student came to a point of indecision regarding what he thought was preparation for the ministry. More and more he just didn't feel like that's what God wanted him to do, but he didn't want to step out of God's will.

So taking out his Bible he flipped it open and stuck his finger randomly on the page and read, what he was hoping, was the will of the Lord.

The verse said, "And Judas went out and hung himself."

The student thought that's not right. There's no way that would be God's will for him, so he tried it again, this time picking a different page, a different spot on the page and read these words, "Go thou and do likewise."

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A missionary to Africa was asked about his call and replied that God had called him vocally. What he didn't know all these years was that while he was in the chapel praying for God's will, one of his buddies was in the vent overhead and began calling out loudly, "Africa!" This really happened!!!

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An elderly Catholic woman entered the church to pray.

She lit a candle and knelt before the image of Mary. Soon a gently voice filled the sanctuary, "Yes my daughter. What is it you want?"

Silence.

The woman didn't respond at all.

Again the voice pleaded with her to tell her what it was she wanted and again she remained silent.

A third time the voice called out to her and she shouted back, "Will you'a shudda up. I'm a talking to your Mama!"


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And of course the best joke of the day is looking in the mirror and realizing that God loved me. He must be either crazy or know something about me that I don't know!



More 3-D street art by Julian Beever!


7 Comments:

  1. The Curmudgeon's Rant said...
    That picture was AMAZING!
    jel said...
    that picture is somthing els!


    have a great day Bonnie
    Dennie McDonald said...
    funny funnies...

    where'd you get those pics? I actually have about 15 of them someone sent me ... they are so great!
    Ballpoint Wren said...
    Heh! I like the walking on stones one best! I think the guy shouting out "Africa!" was kind of mean, but maybe it was okay--after all, the Lord works in mysterious ways, right?
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    Dennie, I got them in an email too...they are so impressive that I have to show everyone and put them up here for posterity!

    The guy is still to this day, an African missionary...and very happy, I might add. And your last comment was the same one I got from the man who told me the story!
    TheDen said...
    Hello,

    I stumbled on to your blog and just wanted to say that I really enjoy your posts.

    Very enchanting and light-hearted.. It tells me something about you.

    Take care,

    Dennis
    M. C. Pearson said...
    GREAT POST BONN BONN...I ADORE THE ARTWORK.

    YES, I'M OFF TO BED NOW! ;)

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