Way back when we lived in Georgia in the early 90s, he went on a field exercise. The weather guys predicted severe storms heading right toward the tent city. “I’ve got this,” the Good Chaplain said. And after a few prayers, the storm encircled the camp, but not a drop hit it.
Much later, in 2010, at Illinois Girl’s outdoor wedding, It rained until about a half hour before showtime. And the radar showed more storms on the way. “Don’t worry, it will be fine,” the Good Chaplain assured the guests gathering under the tent. Sure enough, no more rain fell and the ceremony went off without a hitch.
And twice in 2013 he has prayed for weather to skirt around us or hold off until an outdoor event concluded. The Pro Bowl at the end of January is an amazing example of this. Again the weather forecast was against us. Again, the Good Chaplain came to the rescue. “I’ve prayed for the rain to hold off until about 4 p.m.,” he said. “The game should be over and people on their way home.” Other than a short sprinkling, the heavy rains did not start until 4:05 p.m.! I’m astounded at how God listens to this man about weather. He’s like the Old Testament prophet Elijah.
The last example comes from Saturday, when we went to see Toby Keith in concert at Schofield Barracks on Oahu. It was an outdoor concert and it poured from about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. when it finally stopped. It started raining again right at the end of the concert and the skies opened up as we walked back to my nephew, Soldier Boy’s, house. “Thank You, God, for opening up a hole in the rain so we could see this concert,” the Good Chaplain prayed.
Again he will be humble and say his prayers aren’t answered more than any one else’s, but, really, it is truly amazing!