ER: Well, we didn’t know anything about the Source. We didn’t know anything about planting seed. We didn’t know anything about expecting a miracle. We didn’t know any of those things.

Mr. Gustavus lived next door to us. One day Oral drove our old rattletrap of a car home and the brakes failed, and they wouldn’t stop, and he ran into this man’s car. He’d never met Mr. Gus. He didn’t know about him.

Oral went to the front door, and he said, “Sir, is this your car out here?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “Well, I’ve just run into it. If you’ll go down and have it appraised, I’ll have it fixed – I’ll pay for it.” And he said, “You live next door, don’t you?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “Why did you tell me?” Oral said, “Well because! I know that I did it, and God knows that I did it, and I didn’t want to do it and not tell you I did it.” And he said, “Oh, go on.” And he closed the door.

Oral thought, “That’s the strangest man I ever saw.” So he came home, one of those rare occasions when he was outside in the back yard mowing the lawn – that was a rare occasion. But this is to show you how God works in your life in little ways that, at the time, may seem insignificant. But you know, the little insignificant things that happen in your life become big things. In the future you’ll look back and say, “That little, insignificant thing that happened in my life, that was God trying to get through to me.”

This man, Mr. Gus, came over and leaned across the fence, and he said to Oral, “Young preacher, that old car of yours is not helping the neighborhood out there.”

And Oral said, “Well, Sir, I know that.”

And he said, “Did you know that I’m the Buick dealer here in town?”

And Oral said, “No, Sir, I did not know that.”

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