Doesn't God Work in...



He was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy the farmer had saved.

"I want to pay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life."

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of." And that he did.

In time, the farmer's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. He became known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), and shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on penicillin, which he discovered. He also discovered Iysozyme.

Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman was Lord Randolph Churchill. The name of his son was Sir Winston Churchill.

Doesn't God work in mysterious ways?


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