At 3.00 am this morning a man and his wife were awakened by a loud pounding on the door. The man got up and went to the door to find a drunken stranger standing in the pouring rain.
He’s asking for a push!
“Not a chance,” says the husband, “It’s 3 in the morning!” He slams the door and goes back to bed.
“Who was that?” asks his wife. “Some drunk guy asking for a push,” he answers.
“Did you help him?” she asks. “No, I didn’t, it’s 3 in the morning and it’s pouring with rain!”
“Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife. “You’ve forgotten last month when our car broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him. And you..”, she says, “You should be ashamed of yourself! God loves drunk people too you know”.
Groaning, the husband does as he’s told, gets dressed and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still there?”.
“Yes”, comes back the answer.
“Do you still need a push?” calls out the husband.
“Yes please!” comes the reply from the dark.
“But I can’t see you. Where are you?” asks the husband.
“Over here – on the swing…” replied the drunk 🙂
[With thanks to the original, unknown source and to a local church maintenance team in So’ton. When I thanked our friend in person I grinned and reminded him the church was full of ‘drunks’ at its birth!! The incredulity and shocked look was amusing for, being an Anglican, he doesn’t appreciate what Pentecost must have been like!
He was enlightened when I said the disciples were so full of the Holy Spirit that people thought they were drunk (Acts 2:13). However, telling of abundant joy and merriment experienced nowadays when He brings refreshing to those who invite and celebrate His Presence is beyond our friend’s comprehension, for the present.
I pray that everyone reading this amusing post will be thoroughly blessed by the fullness of the Lord’s Spirit…Amen.]