His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever” (Luke 1:50-55).
Two hunters were flown deep into a remote part of Canada in search of elk. When they started home, their pilot, seeing that they had bagged six elk, told them the plane could carry only four. The hunters protested. “The plane that carried us out last year was exactly like this one. The horsepower was the same, the weather was similar, and we had six elk then.” Hearing this, the pilot reluctantly agreed to try. They loaded the plane and took off. Unfortunately, the plane did not have sufficient power to climb out of the valley with all that weight, so they crashed. As they stumbled from the wreckage, one hunter asked the other if he knew where they were. “Well, I'm not sure,” replied the second hunter, “but I think we are about two miles from where we crashed last year.”