One day three men were hiking and unexpectedly came upon a large violent river. They needed to get to the other side but had no idea how to do so. The first man prayed to God saying, “Please God, give me the strength to cross this river.” Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs. He was able to swim across the river in about two hours, after nearly drowning a couple of times.
Seeing this, the second man prayed to God, “Please God, give me the strength….and the tools to cross this river.” Poof! God gave him a rowboat. He was able to row across the river in about an hour after almost capsizing the boat a few times.
The third man had seen how this worked out for the other two, so he also prayed to God saying, “Please God, give me the strength, the tools and the intelligence to cross this river.” And poof! God turned him into a woman, with a map. She looked at the map, hiked upstream a couple of hundred yards, then walked across the bridge.