A man walking along a California beach was deep in
prayer. All of a sudden, he said out loud, “Lord, grant
me one wish.”
Suddenly the sky clouded above his head and in a
booming voice the Lord said, “Because you have
TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you
The man said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii, so I can drive
over anytime I want to.”
The Lord said, “Your request is very materialistic.
Think of the logistics of that kind of undertaking. The
supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific!
The concrete and steel it would take! I can do it, but it
is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things.
Take a little more time and think of another wish, one
that would honor and glorify me.”
The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he
said, “Lord, I wish that I could understand women. I
want to know how they feel inside, what they are thinking
when they give me the silent treatment, why they cry,
what they mean when they say ‘nothing’, and how I can
make a woman truly happy.”
After a few minutes God said, “You want two lanes or
four on that bridge?”