The Evergreen Motel


About twenty years ago, I was talking to a stranger about salvation. He was trying to convince me that he was righteous—worthy of Heaven.

I will relate the story and quotes as best I remember.

I told this man that God said he was a sinner. I told him that he needed to believe in Jesus to be saved from the punishment for his sins.

He persisted that he was righteous. Suddenly, I got the name of a motel. I think it was “Evergreen Motel,” and I said to him, “What about the time you cheated on your wife at the Evergreen Motel?”

This was a word of wisdom from God. It was nothing of me, no special power of mine. It was from God.

The man’s face went white, and he was losing his mind that I could know this.

I told him I did not know it, but God knew it, and He told me.

I said to him… “now you know God is real and you are a sinner.”

As far as I can remember, something like this has only happened to me one time in my life.

Curtis Smale


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