A little boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother asked him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom.
He said, “Mama, I don’t want to go out there. It’s dark.”
The mother smiled and said, “You don’t have to be afraid of the dark. Jesus is out there. He’ll look after you and protect you.”
The boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, “Are you sure he’s out there?”
“Yes, I’m sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help you when you need him,” she said.
The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back door and cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness, he called: “Jesus? Would you please hand me the broom?”
You can distinguish between an alligator and a crocodile by paying attention to whether the animal sees you later or after a while.