Dawson Trotmans drowning swept like cold wind across Schroon Lake to the shoreline. Eyewitnesses tell of the profound anxiety, the tears, the helpless disbelief in the faces of those who now looked out across the deep blue water. Everyones face except oneLila Trotman, Dawsons widow. As she suddenly walked upon the scene a close friend shouted, “Oh, Lila ... Hes gone. Dawsons gone!” To that she replied in calm assurance the words of Psalm 115:3:
But our God is in the heavens;
He does whatever He pleases.
All of the anguish, the sudden loneliness that normally consumes and cripples those who survive did not invade that womans heart. Instead, she leaned hard upon her sovereign Lord, who had once again done what He pleased.