An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her confidence in talking about it. She would stand in front of her house and say “God be praised” to all those who passed by.
Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!!”
Hard times came upon the elderly lady, and she prayed for God to send her some assistance. She would pray out loud in her night prayer “Oh God… I need food!! I am having a hard time, PLEASE LORD, SEND ME SOME GROCERIES!!”
One night the atheist happened to hear her as she was praying, and decided to play a prank on her. The next morning the lady went out on her porch and found a large bag of groceries. She raised her hands and shouted, “God be praised!.”
The neighbour jumped from behind a bush and said, “Aha! I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries, God didn’t.”
The old lady laughed and clapped her hands and said, “GOD BE PRAISED. He not only sent me groceries, but he made the devil pay for them!”