September 18: God uses a 2-week-old newspaper!

Daniel W. Whittle
Daniel W. Whittle

Daniel Whittle reports how God works even when we think it’s hopeless – for how much more hopeless can things get than a 2 week old newspaper?

“I had another acquaintance who was also greatly distressed. With a wife and family to care for, and all his means gone, and no prospect of employment, he was in trouble indeed. We induced him to present his case for prayer here, as it would encourage him to have others pray for him.

Then we inserted an advertisement in one of the daily papers, offering his services, hoping the Lord would bless the means used and answer prayer. Day by day passed, but no response came.

Some two weeks after the advertisement was inserted, a merchant picked up an old paper, and noticing the advertisement, showed it to his partner, remarking, ‘Why, this is just the man we need.’ Observing the old date on the paper, his partner said he thought it would be too late to respond; but the trial was made.

The man was requested to call, and proved to be just what these merchants had been wishing for, and was very quickly engaged. He feels that the Heavenly Father who cares for the sparrows, undoubtedly met his need, and that all the circumstances connected with the case were providential.”

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