Visitors to northwest Georgia often stop to see Toccoa Falls and Toccoa Falls
College. Both are beautiful, as they should be, since the word toccoa means
“beautiful” in the Cherokee language.
Behind the founding of the
Bible College is a beautiful story of trust. Dr. Richard A. Forrest began the
school in North Carolina, but after only four years decided to move it to
Georgia. The land where the school now stands was owned by a local banker.
Forest asked if he could buy the land. He had a total of $ 10. The price of the
land was $ 25,000. He told the banker he would give him the ten dollars.
“I will owe you the other $ 24,990, if you will trust the Lord and
us.” “I can trust the Lord,” replied the banker and he sold him
the land.

If the question is “Can you trust the Lord?” the answer is always
Yes. If the question is “Will you trust the Lord?” then we have to
decide the answer for ourselves. Certainly the Lord is worthy of our trust, if
only our faith is strong enough to trust Him.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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