Miss Emily, an elderly lady living in Savannah, Georgia, was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it.
She had a habit of standing on her front porch and shout “PRAISE THE LORD!”
Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout back, “There ain’t no Lord!!”
Hard times set in on Miss Emily, and she prayed for God to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted, “PRAISE THE LORD! GOD, I NEED FOOD! I AM HAVING A HARD TIME. PLEASE LORD, SEND ME SOME GROCERIES!”
The next morning, when Miss Emily went out on her porch she saw a large bag of groceries. She raised her arms and shouted, “PRAISE THE LORD!”
Her neighbour jumped from behind a bush and said, “Aha! I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries, God didn’t!”
Miss Emily started jumping up and down, clapping her hands and said gleefully, “PRAISE THE LORD! He not only sent me groceries, but he made the devil pay for them. Praise the Lord!”