A true story:
A man was walking down the road. Having lost his water bottle the heat was playing upon him without mercy. Wave after unforgiving wave poured over him with unrelenting power. The sun, seemingly, directing its full focus upon him that day. He had even taken to placing a small flat pebble under his tongue (an old desert trick) to keep his mouth moist and help stop his lungs from drying out.
Staggering forward, he began to notice bottles and cans along the roadway thrown there by passersby...garbage it was...money it was...and it was bone dry all of it.
Looking at this he became angry at these people. If they would only keep this garbage with them until they got to the next town they could exchange it for money. But instead they throw away their money and turn it into garbage.
Man's greatest invention thus far...garbage, for everything he makes ends up there. The further he walked, the more he saw. The more he saw, the more he began to see. The more he began to see, the more he realized.
Pressing onward, he called out to God,
"You know LORD, if you really want me to clean up this mess, you could give me a bag or something."
And not more than ten steps later he found a plastic shopping bag along the road.
"Oh, You're funny.", he laughed as he stooped to pick it up, and as he shook it out he noticed the words;
"THANK YOU" "THANK YOU" "THANK YOU" written upon it.
"Oh You're VERY funny", he says as he begins to fill it up.
Upon completion, he found another one. Then after filling that one, another. Still the heat had it's way with him. Finally, feeling as though he would completely collapse, he turned to God again and said;
"You know LORD, I'm not asking for a rain cloud over my head, nor anything so dramatic, but one of these bottles or cans to have a bit of water, or a small stream or a mud puddle even."
Shortly thereafter a car came by in the other direction and as it got closer, it slowed, opened the door, and rolled over a 2 litre pop bottle, full of water, and kept going without saying a word.
The man exclaimed; "Dude, that was faster than Pizza...You rock.", as he retrieved the bottle of water and held it up before him.
Now he does not look, but sees...does not hear, but listens, as he is now walking and communicating with the LORD