I admit, I'm a little unusual to say the least. I worship to the oldies and I find immense spiritual truth in jokes. Here's my latest find from Arcamax.
A woman went into her kitchen to find a burglar loaded down with a bunch of stuff he was stealing from her kitchen. Not having any kind of weapon to scare him off, she raised her hand and said "Acts 2:38," and proceeded to quote scripture.
The burglar froze in place and didn't move. The woman called 911, the police arrived and were amazed to find the burglar still frozen where he stood.
"What did you say to him that kept him from moving?" they asked the woman.
She told them that she had simply said Acts 2:38 and quoted scripture.
The police chuckled and escorted the burglar out to the patrol car. "Why did the woman's quoting scripture scare you so much?" they asked.
"Scripture?" said the burglar, "I thought she said she had an ax and two 38's!"
We can giggle at the stupidity of the burglar. We can say he should have his ears cleaned out. But we can also say that our God is faithful to come through for those who step out on faith in Him and His Word!
The woman's first response was to hold her hand up in praise to God and quote scripture. May not of made "sense" but left her trusting God for her help! And He did not let her down. He confused the poor burglar, as He did enemy armies in the Old Testament. The burglar "heard" something that did scare him and froze him in his tracks. We all know the well known story of how God used stomping feet, horns and shouts to bring down the walls of Jericho. And He used sound and confusion also. Read how He helped David conquer the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 14 See how God fought for Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 20 And our God is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!! So we can fully expect and rely on Him to "fight" our battles when we rest in Him and give Him the glory.
FYI: Acts 2:38 "And Peter replied, "Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; then you also shall recieve this gift, the Holy Spirit." TLB
Gun animation from Animation Library.