The Preacherâ€™s Donkey
A man bought a donkey from a preacher.
The preacher told the man that this donkey had been trained in a very unique way, (being the donkey of a preacher). The only way to make the donkey to stop, is to say, ‘Amen!’
The man was pleased with his purchase and immediately got on the animal to try out the preacher’s instructions.
‘Hallelujah!’, shouted the man. The donkey began to trot. ‘Amen!’, shouted the man. The donkey stopped immediately. ‘This is great!’, said the man.
With a ‘Hallelujah’, he rode off very proud of his new purchase. The man travelled for a long time through some mountains. Soon he was heading towards a cliff. He could not remember the word to make the donkey stop.
‘Stop’, said the man. ‘Halt!’, he cried. The donkey just kept on going. ‘Oh No! Bible! Church! Please Stop!’ shouted the man. The donkey just began to trot faster. He was getting closer and closer to the edge of the cliff.
Finally in desperation, the man said a prayer, ‘Please, Dear Lord. Please make this donkey stop before I go off the edge of this mountain, In JESUS name, Amen.’ The donkey came to an abrupt stop just one step from the edge of the cliff.
‘Hallelujah!’ shouted the man.
Mission to Seafarers Chaplain Bruce Mitchell shared this story which was sent from his counterpart in MtS in Brisbane.