Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 GOD ANSWERED PRAYERS OF KING GEORGE V1 AND BRITISH SUBJECTS!

When HITLER'S ARMIES were sweeping across Europe, King George V1 quoted this poem in his Christmas address: "I said to the Man at the gate of the year, 'Give me a lamp that I might see the way'. He said to me, 'Put your hand into the hand of God. That will be to you better than a lamp, and more sure than a known way'." On May 23, 1940 King George V1 called for a day of fasting and prayer when nearly 500,000 retreating troops were in mortal danger on the beaches of Dunkirk. The churches were packed as the British called upon God for intervention and He calmed the rough English Channel and sent a fog cover that joined the heavy smoke from the German bombing until June 4 so that 340,000 British, French and Belgian troops had been safely transported to England. It is rightly called the Miracle of Dunkirk. The British have a long record of calling upon God in times of trouble. On February 6, 1756 when the French were planning to invade England, King George 11 called for a Day of Fasting and Prayer. John Wesley wrote; "The fast day was a glorious day such as London has scarce seen since the Restoration. Every Church in the city was more than full and a solemn seriousness sat on every face. Surely God heareth prayer, and there will be a lengthening of our tranquility. Humility was turned into National rejoicing for the threatened invasion by the French was averted." My friends, it is high time we begin to fast and pray in earnest.                - Pastor Max Solbrekken