One For You and One For Me



There was a huge nut tree by the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucket full of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,” said one boy. The bucket was so full that a couple of the nuts rolled out and rested by the fence.

Cycling down the road by the cemetery was a third boy. As he passed by, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough he heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you,” and so on. He knew what that meant.

“Oh my gosh!” he shuddered, “It’s Satan and Saint Peter dividing up the souls at the cemetery!”

He cycled down the road and found an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

“Come quick!” he yelled, “you won’t believe what I just heard. Satan and Saint Peter are down at the cemetery dividing up souls.”

The old man said, “Shoo, you brat! Can’t you see I’m finding it hard to walk as it is?”

But after several pleas, the man finally hobbled over to the cemetery where he heard a voice saying, “One for you, one for me. One for you,” and so on.

The old man whispered to the boy, “Boy, you’ve been telling the truth! Let’s see if we can see the ole Devil himself.”

Shivering with fear, they edged toward the fence, still unable to see anything, but they heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me. And the last one for you. That’s all. Now let’s go get those two nuts by the fence, and we’ll be done!”

They say the old guy made it to town 10 minutes before that young boy did!

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 47+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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