Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Boreham on the Unwasting God

God with all His omnipotence at his disposal never wastes anything. He never sends a flood if a shower will do; never sends a fortune if a shilling will do; never sends an army if a unit will do. And he never thunders if a whisper will do.

He never works by miracles if He can achieve the same end by the instrumentality of natural laws. Your child lies sick. You ask God to heal him. If God can do so by whispering to your heart, or to the heart, it may be, of your physician, the secret balm for that particular malady, He will not work a special miracle for all your prayers. And if you are fool enough to say, "I don't want God's whispers; it must be thunder or nothing!" God will say: It shall be nothing.

Frank William Boreham, ‘The Whisper of God’, The Whisper of God and Other Sermons (London: Arthur H Stockwell, 1902), 22-23.

Image: “And he never thunders if a whisper will do.…”