I heard a story about an older Christian woman. Being a God fearing soul, she prayed aloud every day. In fact, she prayed so loud that her neighbor could hear her. Her neighbor happened to be an atheist, who hearing her prayers thought she was crazy. "This woman is crazy," he would say to himself, "there is no God and no one to answer her prayers!"

One day, the atheist heard the woman praying. This time she was praying for food because her cupboards were bare, "Father, please provide some food." The atheist said to himself, "Aha! now is my chance to prove to her there is no God!" So the atheist went to the grocery store and purchased a couple bags of groceries. He put the groceries on her doorstep, then hid in the bushes and waited for her to come out.

It didn't take long for the woman to come out her front door. Seeing the groceries, she burst out in praise to God for providing! Just then, the atheist jumped out from behind the bushes and shouted, "I told you there is no God, I payed for those groceries and put them on your doorstep - not God!" To the atheist's surprise, the woman started shouting even louder "Thank you Lord, hallelujah! You have provided!" as she ran around with her hands in the air. The atheist stopped her and asked, "What are you so happy about? I told you I paid for those groceries, not God!" The woman answered the atheist, "I knew God was going to provide food, I just didn't know he was going to make the Devil pay for it!"

Psalm 65:5-8 "You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength. You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy."

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