There was a guy who had been lost and walking in the desert for about two weeks. One hot day, he sees the home of a missionary. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The missionary finds him and nurses him back to health.
Feeling better, the man asks the missionary for directions to the nearest town. On his way out the backdoor, he sees a horse. He goes back into the house and asks the missionary, "Could I borrow your horse and have it brought back when I reach the town?"
The missionary says, "Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say, �Thank God� to make it go and, �Amen� to make it stop."
Not paying much attention, the man says, "Sure, OK." So he gets on the horse and says, "Thank God" and the horse starts walking. Then he says, "Thank God, thank God, " and the horse starts trotting.
Feeling really brave, the man says, "Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God," and the horse just takes off.
Pretty soon he sees a cliff coming up and in his panic, he�s doing everything he can to make the horse stop. "Whoa, stop, hold on!" Finally he remembers, "Amen!" The horse stops four inches from the cliff.
The man leans back in the saddle, wipes his brow, and says, "Thank God."