As hundreds of people began gathering on the grounds, the young preacher panicked and ran into the bishop's tent.
"What shall I do, bishop?" he implored. "They've asked me to preach, but I don't have any sermon."
"Trust the Lord, young man," the bishop advised with great dignity. "Just trust the Lord." Then, the bishop marched out of his tent.
Frustrated, the young man picked up the bishop's Bible and flipped through it, hoping to find an inspiring verse. Instead, he found some typewritten sermon notes he liked very much. So he took the bishop's Bible and notes and went to the service.
The young preacher amazed everyone with his sermon, and the people crowded around him after the service.
Suddenly, the bishop pushed his way through the crowd. "Young man," the bishop thundered. "You preached the sermon I was going to preach tonight! Now what am I going to do?"
"Trust the Lord, bishop," the young man replied. "Just trust the Lord."