Mr. Müller looked across the tables in the dining room, watching the eighty-five children in his care eat hungrily. The orphanage had always provided for homeless boys and girls in Bristol, England. But tomorrow would be different. Tomorrow there’d be no food left.
«Food and clothing cost money,» he’d told his staff that morning. «I know God is powerful enough to supply all we need. We’ll pray hard. This orphanage must never go into debt!»
The man’s heart was heavy with concern as he left the modest building for some exercise before returning home that chilly November afternoon. Would God honor their faith? And would they recognize the opportunities their heavenly Father provided? Faith requires action. God doesn’t work alone!
When he reached the path leading to his humble residence, Mr. Müller noticed a church member walking toward him. They greeted each other warmly. «I’ve been to your house twice today,» the gentleman stated. «Now, I almost missed you again.» The visitor fumbled in his pocket. «There’s something I want to give you. I don’t know if you need it.» He handed Müller S20— then worth more than $100 and able to buy a lot more! Then, with a wave, he was gone.
The orphanage director smiled. That type of thing had happened before. He and his staff would see a need. They’d gather and pray, asking for Heaven’s help. Then they’d get busy preparing to discover, recognize, and receive God’s blessings.
The next day the dining room rang with the happy voices of children who enjoyed the results of their director’s undying faith in a God who provides just enough just in time—when we’re tuned in to His leading.