The Flash Of Lightning


Traveling by night over the wilds of the Lake Titicaca region, Pastor F.A. Stahl found his Indian guide going uncertainly. The missionary had been called to visit a sick child over the mountains from the mission station of the Seventh-day Adventists on the lake.

“ ‘Have you lost your way?’ the missionary demanded.

“ ‘Yes; the rains have washed out the path,’ said the Indian.

“ ‘Let me go ahead, then,’ said the missionary.

“The missionary urged on his horse, trying to keep the direction in the darkness of the wild night.

“ ‘Suddenly,’ he said, ‘a flash of lightning blazed out, lighting up everything; and I saw just a yard or two ahead of the horse a sheer precipice. I reined the animal back and stopped on the edge of a chasm hundreds of feet deep, and thanked God for that flash of light in the darkness.’ ”

(How the Elements Worked Deliverance)

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.”

—Zephaniah 3:17

“Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.”

—Psalm 112:1

“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”

—Proverbs 15:33

“Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto to recompense of the reward.”

—Hebrews 11:26

“If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

—John 15:7

“If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.”

—John 14:23

“Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”

—Psalm 41:1