Young Man Who Felt God Led Him to Buy Milk and Led Him to a Family Who
Summary of the eRumor: An
unnamed young man is challenged at a Bible study about listening to
and obeying the voice of God. He wonders whether God still
speaks to people today and tells God that he's willing to listen and
do his best to obey. He feels an impression to stop and
buy some milk. After that, he feels led to drive to a certain
areas of town and to give the milk to the people in a particular
house. He's hesitant because it's so late at night, but goes to
the door, knocks, tells an unhappy-looking man at the door why he is
there, and gives him the milk. The man takes the milk, runs down
the hallway talking loudly in Spanish, and later appears back at the
door with tears in his eyes and says he and his wife were just praying
for some way to get milk for their child. The wife asks the man
at the door if he is an angel because she had asked God to send an
those who believe in God performing miracles, this story is not hard
to believe. The problem, however, is that there are no names,
dates, or places that would help give the story credibility. The
world is filled with people who have first-hand experiences of this
nature, and those are the versions that need to be circulated, not
ones that are written in a way that feels like fiction.
If the story is true and anyone has information on it, we'll
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible Study. The
Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord's voice.The young man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak
service he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and they
discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how God had led
them in different ways.It
was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home.
Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, "God...If you still speak
to people speak to me. I will listen. I will do my best to
As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest thought
to stop and buy a gallon of milk. He shook his head and said out
loud, "God is that you?" He didn't get a reply and started
on toward home.But again,
the thought, buy a gallon of milk. The young man thought about
Samuel and how he didn't recognize the voice of God, and how little Samuel
ran to Eli. "Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the
milk." It didn't seem like too hard a test of obedience.He could always use the milk.
He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.As he passed Seventh Street, he again felt the urge, "Turn
down that street." This is crazy he thought and drove on past
the intersection.Again, he
felt that he should turn down Seventh Street.
At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh.Half jokingly, he said out loud, "Okay, God, I will.”He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should
stop.He pulled over to the
curb and looked around. He was in semi-commercial area of town.
It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods either.The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like
the people were already in bed.
Again, he sensed something, "Go and give the milk to the people in
the house across the street." The young man looked at the
house.It was dark and it
looked like the people were either gone or they were already asleep.He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.
"Lord, this is insane. Those people are asleep and if I wake them up,
they are going to be mad and I will look stupid."Again, he felt like he should go and give the milk.
Finally, he opened the door, "Okay God, if this is you, I will go to
the door and I will give them the milk. If you want me to look like
a crazy person, okay. I want to be obedient. I guess
that will count for something.But
if they don't answer right away, I’m out of here.”
He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear some
noise inside. A man's voice yelled out, "Who is it? What
do you want?" Then the door opened before the young man could
get away.The man was
standing there in his jeans and T-shirt. He looked like he just
got out of bed. He had a strange look on his face and he
didn't seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep."What is it?"The
young man thrust out the gallon of milk, "Here, I brought this
The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway speaking loudly in
Spanish.Then from down the
hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the kitchen.The man was following her holding a baby. The baby was
crying. The man had tears streaming down his face. The man
began speaking and half crying, "We were just praying. We had some
big bills this month and we ran out of money. We didn't have any
milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking God to show me
how to get some milk.
His wife in the kitchen yelled out, "I asked him to send an Angel
with some. Are you an Angel?”
The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he had
on him and put in the man's hand.He
turned and walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming down
his face.He knew that God
still answers prayers.