Did you hear about these three women in Cleveland who were kidnapped and held in a house for 10 years?
They were rescued on Monday of this week when one of the women screamed through a small opening in the front door, “I need help! I need help! I have been kidnapped for 10 years.” Two men in the neighborhood heard her screaming, kicked the door in and the women were able to escape.
(Why it took 10 years to think up the Scream for Help strategy, I don’t know. I wish the reporter had asked about that.)
A childhood friend of one of the women said, “I’m so thankful, God is good. I’ve been praying. Never forgot about her, ever.”
So let’s see . . . 10 years of prayer = no results. Screaming for help = instant results.
I know some wiseass is going to say that prayer did bring results because God sent someone to kick the door in, but did he have to wait 10 years to do it? It’s a good thing the guys who heard the screams didn’t take 10 years to mull over their next move . . .