A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer.
Suddenly the clouds opened in the sky above his head and in a booming voice the Lord says;
"Because you have TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways,
I will grant you one wish."
The man says;
"Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want."
The Lord says;
"Your request is very materialistic.
Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking.
The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific,the concrete and steel it would take!
It will nearly exhaust several natural resources.
I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things.
Take a little more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."
The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he says;
"Lord, I wish that I could understand my wife! I want to know how she feels inside.
What she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment. Why she cries.
What she means when she says 'Nothing's wrong', and how I can make a woman truly happy."
The Lord thought it over and replied..
"You want two lanes or four on that bridge?"