I went to America some years ago with a captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, "The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which revolutionized the whole of my Christian life. We had George Mueller of Bristol on board. I had been on the bridge twenty-four hours and never left it. George Mueller came to me, and said, 'Captain, I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec Saturday afternoon.' 'It is impossible,' I said. 'Very well, if your ship cannot take me, God will find some other way. I have never broken an engagement for fifty-seven years. Let us go down into the chartroom and pray.'
I looked at the man of God and thought to myself, what lunatic asylum can that man have come from? I never heard of such a thing as this. 'Mr. Mueller,' I said, 'do you know how dense this fog is?' 'No,' he replied, 'my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God, who controls every circumstance of my life.'
He knelt down and prayed one of the most simple prayers, and when he had finished I was going to pray: but he put his hand on my shoulder, and told me not to pray. 'First, you do not believe He will answer; and second, I BELIEVE HE HAS, and there is no need whatever for you to pray about it.'
I looked at him, and he said, 'Captain, I have known my Lord for fifty-seven years, and there has never been a single day that I have failed to get audience with the King. Get up, Captain, and open the door, and you will find the fog gone.' I got up, and the fog was indeed gone. On Saturday afternoon George Mueller was in Quebec for his engagement."
"I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me." (Acts 27:25)
Taken from- Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Charles Cowman
Zondervan Publishing House
George Mueller was born of Prussia, born in Kroppenstaedt, on September 27, 1805. Mueller was the son of Herr and Frau Mueller. His father was a Prussian tax-collector. He was sent out by God to England to do missionary work. Once there, God gave him a great burden for the homeless orphans that roamed the streets there. He set out without a penny to his name to open an orphanage to shelter and take care of the needs of these orphans and thousands to come in the future.