The next chapter in the Most important questions – Answer guide is about God’s presence in the past historical events, wars. Let’s see an interesting story about a soldier who has been kept by God in a very tough situation!
“So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstreched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders” (Deuteronomy 26:8)
Throughout history, we can see powerful evidence of divine intervention in the affairs of mankind – amazing events that cannot be written off as mere coincidences.
On July 9, 1755, during the French and Indian War, a force of 1500 British soldiers was ambushed in the open French and Indian fighters shooting from the woods. One by one, the marksmen shot British officers from their horses until only one officer remained.
But amazingly, as round after round was fired at him, the sole officer was not hurt. Even his horse was shot out from under him. The native warriors eventually just stared in disbelief while the young officer gathered the remaining British foot soldiers and led them to safety. That evening, the officer noticed his coat was riddled with holes – yet there was no mark on his skin.
A few days later, young lieutenant colonel George Washington wrote his brother, “By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me yet I escaped unhurt, altough death was leveling my companions on every side!”
Of course, the 23-year-old went on to become the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States. During his years of service in the Revolutionary War, Washington was never wounded in battle. He escaped flying bullets on four other occasions and survived contracting diphtheria, malaria, tuberculosis, and smallpox. When you are guarded by the providential care of God, the Bible says, “A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you” (Psalm 91:7).
History is filled with evidence of God interventing in the affairs of mankind.