There was a little boy who, when winter came round, told his mother that he wanted a bicycle for Christmas.

"Well you'll have to pray really hard for it, Johnny" she said, "because we don't have the money to buy you one".

So the little boy prayed for weeks and weeks leading up to Christmas until finally the morning came and sadly there was no bicycle.

So little Johnny said to his mother "But mommy, I prayed to God really hard that he'd get me a bicycle and he didn't answer my prayers!"

"God answered your prayers, little Johnny, it's just that the answer was 'No'." she replied.

So little Johnny thought about it for a while.


He then went outside, stole someone else's bicycle and prayed for forgiveness.