The Revd Brutus Green
You will doubtless know the story about an ordinary man, stuck on his roof as some West Country flood gets higher and higher, praying to God for salvation. While he’s praying along comes an old woman in a rowing boat and offers to take him away. The man politely declines claiming boldly that the LORD will provide. A few hours later, a team of Navy Seals surface with a submarine inviting him to jump below - to which, again, he politely declines. Finally, as he’s tip-toeing on his chimney, Tom Cruise abseils from a helicopter wanting to pull him away to safety but again he angrily insists, “the LORD will provide”.