God Will Provide

When Joan brought her fiancé, Jim, to her parent’s home to meet them for the first time, her father invited the young man into the den to find out more about the young man.

father-as-god“What are your plans?” he asked Jim.

“I’m a Biblical scholar,” Jim replied.

“Well, that’s admirable,” Joan’s dad replied.

“But what will you do to provide a house for my daughter?”

“I will study the Bible, and God will surely provide for us,” Jim explained.

“And how will you get her a exquisite engagement ring?”

“I will study hard, and God will provide for us.”

“And children?” asked the father. “How will you support children?”

“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replied the fiancé.

The conversation continued in much the same way.

After Jim and Joan departed, Joan’s mom asked what he found out.

The father answered, “Well, he has no job and no plans, but the good news is that he thinks I’m God.