Once, when sitting in his room late one night (at the the theological college where he was a tutor), his collie, Tweed, had come in through the window, put his head on Oswald's knee, looked into his eyes for a few minutes, then gone out again. Another time, his door opened and in came the baby boy of the house, barefoot and in his night-clothes. He came up to him and said, 'Mr. Chambers, I loves you.' And went back to his bed. Again, while conducting a Christian Endeavour meeting, a mentally retarded girl walked down the church aisle and laid a bunch of withered flowers on the table. A piece of paper tied to the flowers said, 'With love from daft Meg.' Each event seemed to be a tender touch from the Father conveying His presence and love. (McCasland, Abandoned to God).
Friday, 6 September 2013
Tender touches from God
Between 1897 and 1901 Oswald Chambers passed through a time of spiritual anxiety. Only three times during these years was he conscious of God speaking personally to him.