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"I’m Fine!"

Farmer Joe who decided his injuries from the accident were serious enough to take the trucking company to court. In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe. "Didn’t you say, at the scene of the accident, I’m fine?" questioned the lawyer.

Farmer Joe said, "Well I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the..." The lawyer interrupted and said, "I didn’t ask for any details, just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, I’m fine!" Farmer Joe said, "Well I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road..."

Once again the lawyer interrupted and said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Police that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud, so would you please tell him to simply answer the question."

By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe’s answer and said to the lawyer, "I’d like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule Bessie." Joe thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Well as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side.

I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn’t want to move, and I could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning and I knew she was in terrible shape.

Shortly after the accident a Policeman came on the scene and he could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes.

Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, "Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?" And Judge, it was right then and there that I told that policeman, "I’m fine!"

From a sermon by Bobby Stults, "Jesus Delivers Us from Our Bondage in Sin" 7/30/2008

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