Several years ago, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks did a comedy skit. In the skit, Reiner interviews Brooks, who is an elderly gentleman. At one point, Reiner asks the old man, “Did you always believe in the Lord?”
Brooks replied: “No. We had a guy in our village named Phil, and for a time we worshiped him.”
Reiner: “You worshiped a guy named Phil? Why?”
Brooks: “Because he was big, and mean, and he could break you in two with his bare hands!”
Reiner: “Did you have prayers?”
Brooks: “Yes, would you like to hear one? O Phil, please don’t be mean, and hurt us, or break us in two with your bare hands.”
Reiner: “So when did you start worshiping the Lord?”
Brooks: “Well, one day a big thunderstorm came up, and a lightning bolt hit Phil. We gathered around and saw that he was dead. Then we said to one another, ‘There’s somthin’ bigger than Phil!’”
Who have YOU idolized that eventually has brought YOU to the same conclusion as they felt toward Phil?
WHEN PRAYERS GO UP, BLESSINGS COME DOWN. KEEP GOD FIRST!!