One day this little town in middle America had a serious flood. It was so bad that the whole town had to be evacuated. The town's priest went door to door in chest-high water to make sure no one was left stranded. A small boat came by, and rescuers urged the priest to get in before it's too late. The priest refused, saying that God will take care of him. Second boat came by, same thing. The third and last boat came, and insisted the priest must leave with them now, still, the priest refused, trusting his life to god.
The priest drowned.
At heaven's door, priest was greeted by the almighty. Visibly upset, the priest asked god why he was left behind to die. God says, "I sent three boats out for you!"