The Lord will take care of me … yes, but how?
In Red Skelton‘s monologue in A Royal Command Performance, he tells the following joke. It’s the story of a person caught in a flood, who’s convinced — The Lord will take care of me … Very true, with a very good point!
But you know, everybody should be really happy in everything they do. Because nowadays, you never know when you’re well off. There was a big flood in Louisiana back in the States and this guy’s standing in water up to his knees. And they come by in a row boat and says, “Get in.”
And he says, “Oh no, the Lord will take care of me.” A few minutes later, he’s up on the porch, and the water’s up to his waist. Another rowboat comes by, he says, “Get in.” He says,
“Oh no, the Lord will take care of me.” Now he’s on the roof. The water’s up to his neck. A helicopter comes by and he says, “No, no, the Lord will take care of me.”
Well he drowns, see. He gets up to Heaven and he meets the Lord. He says to the Lord, “What happened?” The Lord said, “I don’t know what happened. I sent two rowboats and a helicopter for you.” (source: A Royal Command Performance)