An impossible wish

A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer.

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 one wish.” The man said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over

anytime I want.”

The Lord said, “Your request is very materialis tic. Think of the enormous

challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the

bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly

exhaust several natural resources.

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 something that would honor and

glorify me.”

The man thought about it for a long time. Fin ally he said, “Lord, I wish

that I could understand my wife. I want to know how she feels inside, what

she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what

She means when she says nothing’s wrong, and how I can make a woma n truly


The Lord replied, “You want 2 lanes or 4 lanes on that bridge?”

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