devout Christian was on a sinking boat praying to God to save him.
hour later a large fishing boat came by and asked if he wanted to come on board.
he said. "My Lord will save me."
hours later another boat passed and tried to help.
the man said, "God will save me."
hours later, a helicopter flew by and offered him help.
the man refused. "God will not let me down."
man died. When he went through the Pearly Gates he said, "My Lord.
Why didn't you save me?"
said, "I tried! I sent you two boats and a helicopter. But
you've got to work with me."