As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He saw a 10-foot tall
grizzly bear charging towards him.
He began to run down the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was upon him. Somehow, he
ran even faster. Tears of fright came to his eyes. He looked again and the bear was even closer. His heart pounding in his
chest, he tried to run even faster but he stumbled and fell to the ground. He rolled over and looked up. The bear was right
on top of him reaching for him with his paw to strike him.
"OH MY GOD!", said the atheist.
Then it happened. Time stopped still. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.
From on high there appeared a brilliant light. A thunderous voice sounded.
"You deny MY Existence! For all these years, you teach others that I don't exist." You even give credit creation
is due to some cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament your in? Am I to count on you as a believer
Difficult as it was the atheist looked directly into the light and said, "It would be hypocritical of me not
being a Christian after all these years, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?"
The light went out.
The river stopped. The sounds of the forest resumed.
The bear dropped down to his knees, brought both paws together, bowed his head and said, "Lord, thank you
for this food, which I am about to receive.