There was once a moving story involving the life of a certain soldier who had incurred very heavy debts.
One night, before retiring at the end of his day’s duties, he sat down and began to jot down his dues to his various creditors.
And when he added up the total amount that he owed he realised that it was a truly staggering amount. He felt as if his heart would stop beating because of the utter helplessness that he was experiencing.
In despair he started scribbling beside the grand total, ‘Who can pay off all this?’
Shortly after that, in sheer frustration, with his folded arms upon the writing desk he laid his head, and in a few moments, he feel asleep. He even forgot to put out his light, in obedience to army regulations.
The king of the country, who passed that way at midnight, in disguise, silently entered the soldier’s tent to ascertain the reason for his failure to obey the rules and regulations of the army.
He saw the soldier fast asleep, resting his head on the writing desk. He could not but notice the paper on the desk and was touched by that long list of numbers and what was written underneath it.
That question of despair intrigued him. He took the pen on the table, and signed his own name against that question. The next moment he silently retreated from the tent and continued on his way.
The day dawned and the soldier awoke, rubbing his sleepy eyes. Again the realisation of his huge debt gained poignancy.
He reluctantly turned his eyes to the paper on which he had listed his debts and was astonished when he saw the signature of the reigning monarch against his question.
When he guessed what had happened during the silent hours of the night, his joy knew no bounds! He jumped up and danced around.
And he began singing:-
My debts, my debts, my debts have rolled away!
My king, my king, my king has paid to-day!
This is a tale of deep human interest. But, of course, you may doubt and think, ‘Will such a stroke of good fortune ever be mine?’
Remember that our Lord Jesus said ‘Ask and it shall be given unto you’. And from very personal experience I have found that by praying to our Father God He will most certainly, and very graciously, answer your prayers and needs.
God Bless each and everyone of you reading these words