Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What's an Ocean?

"I believe God, that it shall even be as it were told me."
Acts 27:25



I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian.When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, "The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which revolutionized the whole of my Christian life. We had George Meuller of Bristol on board. I had been on the bridge 24 hours and never left it. George Meuller came to me, and said, "Captain, I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec Saturday afternoon." "It is impossible," I said. He replied "Very well, if your ship cannot take me, God will find some other way. I have never broken an engagement for 57 years. Let us go down into the chart-room and pray."

I looked at that man of God, and thought to myself, what lunatic asylum can that man have come from? I never heard of such a thing as this. "Mr. Meuller," I said "do you know how dense this fog is?" "No," he replied "my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life."
He knelt down and prayed one of the most simple prayers, and when he had finished I was going to pray: but he put his hand on my shoulder, and told me not to pray "First you do not believe He will answer; second I believe He has, and there is no need for you whatsoever to pray about it."

I looked at him, and he said, "Captain, I have known my Lord for 57 years, and there has never been a day when I have failed to get audience with the King. Get up, Captain and open the door, and you will find the fog gone." I got up, and the fog was indeed gone. On Saturday afternoon, George Meuller was in Quebec for his engagement.- (S.D.)


...or a house?