MountainWings A MountainWings Moment
#3084 Wings Over The Mountains of Life
A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible study.
The pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the
The young man couldn’t help but wonder,
“Does God still speak to people?”
After service, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie
and they discussed the message. Several different ones talked
about how God had led them in different ways.
It was about ten o’clock when the young man started driving
home. Sitting in his car, he just began to pray,
“God, if you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen.
I will do my best to obey.”
As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the
strangest thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook
his head and said out loud,
"God is that you?" He didn’t get a reply and started on toward
home. But again, the thought, “buy a gallon of milk.”
The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn’t recognize
the voice of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli.
“Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the milk.”
It didn’t seem like too hard a test of obedience. He could
always use the milk.
He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off
toward home. As he passed Seventh Street, he again felt the
urge, “Turn down that street.”
"This is crazy," he thought and drove on past the intersection.
Again, he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street. At the
next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh.
Half jokingly, he said out loud, “Okay, God I will.”
He drove several blocks when suddenly, he felt like he should
stop. He pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in
a semi-commercial area of town. It wasn’t the best, but it
wasn’t the worst of neighborhoods either.
The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark
like the people were already in bed. Again, he sensed
something, “Go and give the milk to the people in the house
across the street.” The young man looked at the house. It was
dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were
He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.
“Lord, this is insane. Those people are asleep and if I wake
them up, they are going to be mad and I will look stupid.”
Again, he felt like he should go and give them the milk.
Finally, he opened the door. “Okay God, if this is you, I will
go to the door and I will give them the milk. If you want me to
look like a crazy person, okay. I want to be obedient. I guess
that will count for something, but if they don’t answer right
away, I am out of here.”
He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear
some noise inside. A man’s voice yelled out, “Who is it?
What do you want?”
Then the door opened before the young man could get away.
The man was standing there in his jeans and a t-shirt.
He looked like he just got out of bed. He had a strange look on
his face, and he didn’t seem too happy to have a stranger
standing on his doorstep.
"What is it?" The young man thrust out the gallon of milk.
“Here I brought this to you.”
The man took the milk and rushed down the hallway, speaking
loudly in Spanish. Then from down the hall came a woman
carrying the milk toward the kitchen. The man was following her
holding a baby.
The baby was crying. The man had tears streaming down his face.
The man began speaking and half-crying, “We were just praying.
We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money.
We didn’t have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and
asking God to show me how to get some milk.”
His wife in the kitchen yelled out, “I asked him to send an
Angel with some milk. Are you an Angel?”
The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the
money he had on him and put it in the man’s hand. He turned and
walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming down his
He knew that God still answers prayers.
"Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!”
from The Mountain:
This classic story still touches me each time I read it.
God answers but usually it is through an obedient servant.
We must realize that often the servant is sent to us to answer
our prayers, but more often,
…we are the servant who is sent.