A better deal
There was this businessman who had never flown and never wanted to fly. The time came when he was forced to fly by circumstances and sure enough the plane hit heavy weather. Lightning flashed all around and the plane bounced so much that stuff fell out of the overhead. Scared out of his wits, the man prayed out loud, “Lord, let me land safely and I’ll give you half of everything I have.”
The bad weather passed, and the plane landed safely. As the businessman was getting off a preacher who had been sitting behind him tapped him on the shoulder. “Brother, I heard you say if you got down safely you’d give the Lord half of all you own, and I know you want to begin right now.” “No,” the businessman replied, “I made a better deal with the Lord. I promised him that if I ever get on another plane, I’ll give him all of it.”
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