This Day’s Thought From Monday
The bread that you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies on your chest belongs to the naked; and the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
The King James Version
There is a story about trust in God‘s promises that comes from F. W. Boreham. Boreham tells about an episode during the early days of his ministry in Australia. He went to call on one of his elderly parishioners. Entering the room where the old man lay, he noticed a chair pulled up beside the man’s bed. “I see that I am not your first visitor today,” said Boreham. The old man then began to explain the presence of the empty chair. He said that when he was a small boy, he had difficulty praying. His pastor suggested that he overcome this difficulty by placing an empty chair in front of himself when he prayed, and by simply pretending that Jesus was sitting in that chair like an attentive friend. He said he had maintained that habit ever since. Boreham left the house a short while later. A few days later, however, then man’s daughter came to tell him that he was dead. “I was out of the room only for a short time,” said the daughter. “When I returned, he was gone. There was no change in him except I noticed that his hand was on the chair.”
Posted on October 24, 2011, in Daily Thoughts and tagged Australia, Boreham, Christianity, God, Jesus, New King James Version, Prayer, Religion & Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.