The Boy & the Cabin series 2
A true story—the boy in the cabin becomes a teenager.
Written by Vaughan Durston, Founder of U.B. David & I'll B. Jonathan Inc.
Lesson 3: Know the Lord; Seeing the Works of the Lord
This is what going to the cabin week after week was all about. Mr. Campbell wanted us to know the Lord and he knew if we did and lived in right relationship with the Lord we would see the works of the Lord, which included His answers to prayer. I told you about finding the watch in the hay field. Other answers to prayer were being saved from a bear, and finding a wrench in a large field. There were many more.
Many times as we heard about what the Lord did for Joseph, Joshua, and David I would wonder if God could do this today. Here is what He did.
I told you about getting a bike. It wasn't too long after that when I wished I had a motor bike. My twin Con had the same idea and when he was sixteen he found a Whizzer motorbike and bought it. I thought it was a wonderful thing and it went about fifty miles an hour. Wow! He even let me ride it once in a while. I couldn't find one like it for sale and so I made a homemade one with an old washing machine motor which didn't work too well.
Now for the answer to prayer. Con had taken his motorbike up the mountain to the camp one night and I and my brothers got there in a half-ton truck. Right after the meeting when it was getting dark I heard someone say they saw a bear the night before by the big dam. We would be going right by there on the way home from camp. I thought I would be in the truck and would not need to worry about anything. What do you know? Con came to me and asked me if I would take his motorbike home. I thought, "I heard the story too, brother!" and was going to tell him, but just then the Lord said to me, "Can't you trust me?" Usually Con had a lot of faith, but this time it was my turn.
I prayed, asking God to keep the bike going, especially going by the big dam. The motorbike started and down the mountain trail I went. Everything worked just fine until I got to the big dam. The bike hit a rut and stopped dead. "Oh God, I thought you were going to keep the bike going?" He had a better idea. Shivers were running up and down my spine. It was dark and my eyes were like saucers, looking for the bear.
Right in front of me less than 100 feet away was a big black thing on the road. Instead of a bear it was a big black horse sleeping on the road. Once again I was shivering. God must be here. God must have seen the horse because He can see as well in the dark as in the light. Have you ever had the experience of feeling that God has done something special? I did.
God doesn't always answer prayer the way we think He will, but often so much better. If He had kept the bike going and I hit the horse, I may have had to push the bike all the way home. The horse got up and moved off the road; the bike started and I arrived home safely.
Experiencing the works of God made me realize He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.