[ Miracles ]

Accounting for Believers

The first of many miraculous experiences of God's hand at work in my life happened at work 38 years ago, but I still recall it clearly.

I had been put in charge of the accounting section of the local branch of an insurance company. The books had not been balanced for three months and I did not have much idea of how the system worked.

I spent many days of forlorn searching for information that would help in reconciling the accounts. Eventually I was able to determine the amount by which the books were off, but could not pinpoint where the mistake had been made.

Finally I turned to the Lord in prayer. I said, "Lord, please help me. I don't know what to do. We desperately need to get the books balanced. Please help us find the error."

Then something made me add, "By 2:00 p.m. today." This gave me a strange feeling that I can't describe, but I went on calmly with my work.

That afternoon, one of the bookkeepers came up to me with a ledger card. She showed me a current entry which was out of order, about two years prior to the present year's entries. It was the exact amount that we were missing.

I looked at my watch: 2:00 p.m.! I wanted to stand on my desk and shout, "That's my God!" I only wished I had told everyone of my prayer beforehand.

Harvey R.

Auckland, New Zealand