Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (KJV)
Rom 8:28 And we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose. (Bible in Basic English)
Rom 8:28 We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, (CEV, Contemporary English Version)
Looking back over many years, I can see how God has used “life interruptions” to work out His will for my life. While I could not see the outcome of such interruptions at the time, it is evident to me that God has been faithful to His word in the Bible.
Today, March 13, 2021, is the anniversary date of one of the more dramatic interruptions that took place 35 years ago.
The publisher asked me to add a sentence or so to the Preface of the New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge about this incident. In response to this request, I added the following to my Preface: “I almost did not live to finish my editorial work on the New Treasury, for I was shot in the head by an unknown assailant on March 13, 1986, when I had typed the text only as far as 1 Samuel 3. The Lord miraculously spared my life. During my recovery I kept working on the book, often without income. This time away from teaching permitted a more thorough revision and expansion than I originally planned.”