In a Sudden Traffic Accident, Who Saved Me?

By Liu Jing, Germany God Protected Me in a Sudden Traffic Accident On the afternoon of December 19, 2014, at past one o’clock, I and Sister Xiaoqing rode a motorbike to work. I was on the back seat. The wind from the northwest was blowing so strongly that my face and ears were red with cold. On the halfway, I couldn’t stand the cold and leaned my head against Sister Xiaoqing’s back. Unconsciously, I didn’t know when I fell asleep. Afterward, I heard Sister Xiaoqing shouting hastily, “Sister Liu Jing! Are you all right? Where are you hurt?” When I opened my eyes, seeing her shocked face and hearing her half-crying voice, I, with a puzzled look, didn’t understand why she asked me these questions. Then I said, “I’m fine.” But when I was ready to stand up, I let out a cry of pain and couldn’t do it. Just then, I was truly awake. I found I was sitting on the edge of the road, and at a distance of several centimeters there was a ditch about three meters deep. I had nearly fallen into the ditch. In that case, wouldn’t I have suffered fractures? I felt rather astounded: What happened? I looked around in alarm and saw the sister’s motorbike lying at the roadside, with its body broken. Behind the motorbike, there was a green truck and a corner of its head was knocked loose. From this, I could image how dangerous the scene that had just happened was. It was really our lives hanging by a thread! At this time, Sister Xiaoqing was crying and saying to me, “We have an accident! Just now, a truck suddenly came up from below the mountain road nearby. When I found it, it was already too late to brake, so our motorbike crashed into it.” As a result, I was thrown more than ten meters away to the edge of the road and Sister Xiaoqing slid down to the roadside along the motorbike. Amazingly, she wasn’t hurt. She told me that she was afraid to look at the scene once again at that time, because the truck knocked on my right leg and its sheet iron stuck into my pants, and then I was thrown and was dragged for a few meters on the ground. Here I just came to myself and knew the ins and outs of this accident. I truly thanked God’s protection from my heart. Then I saw my arm was lacerated, that my red jacket was cut several splits, and that my shoes were broken too badly to wear. But most seriously, in my shank, there was a triangle-shaped wound, more than ten centimeters long, and it was cut deep and had been badly mangled. I felt frightened that I couldn’t help crying. I daren’t see my wound again. However, it was strange that the wound wasn’t bleeding. I thought: Is my leg broken? Will I be disabled? … Later, I was sent to the hospital. After a series of examination, the doctor told me, “Fortunately, your leg isn’t broken, though the wound is a little deep.” Because that road was full of gravel, when the doctor cleaned the wound, much dust and tiny gravel was found in my wound. If the wound wasn’t cleaned up, it would cause inflammation. So the doctor suggested that I should have an operation—cutting off the flesh around the wound before stitching. Because I couldn’t be given an anesthetic when the wound was cleaned, I couldn’t keep from shouting out in pain but the doctor stopped me. I had no idea but to pray to God in my heart, asking Him to give me strength to overcome the pain of my body. After prayer, I obviously felt God’s care and protection, because my body didn’t feel as painful. Later, the operation was done and the doctor said to me, “If you feel pain, you can take some pain-killers.” At night, I learned: A patient around me still couldn’t sleep well for the pain despite having been operated for a month; the other one who had her operation done for a few days still yelped out in pain all day, even though having taken the pain-killers. However, I was not a bit painful after being just operated. The patients around me all felt unbelievable and asked me, “Do you really not feel pain?” When I answered yes, they all admired me and praised me for being able to suffer pain. Actually, in my heart I clearly knew that it was God’s keeping for me, and that it was God’s caring for my weakness and bearing the suffering for me. I gave thanks to God in my heart. The next day, the persons of the Emergency Department came to the sickroom and consulted me about the process of the accident. I told them: As our motorbike was traveling at the speed of 60 miles an hour, the truck knocked on my right leg, and then I was thrown for about over ten meters. When the other patients and their relatives heard what I said, they all felt miraculous: In a big collision, how is it even possible that I didn’t get a fracture but only had the leg lacerated? Each of them was in astonishment. Some said I was lucky because anyone in such an accident would either have fractured or died. Some said I was lucky and must accumulate virtues for myself. The others said that I must have met a lucky star. However, I knew it was God that watched over and protected me. I thought of God’s words: “As for God, He is protecting you constantly, keeping you from one misfortune after another and from one disaster after another. This is why I say that everything man has—peace and joy, blessings and personal safety—is in fact all under God’s control, and He guides and decides the life and fate of every individual.” God rules over our mankind’s fate…

I Obtained Unusual Gains From a Misadventure (II)

I Bore Witness to God’s Sovereignty to My Son and He Returned to God After they left my son told me: “Mom, I can hardly bear the pain.” Seeing him so painful, I said pityingly: “Xiaoqiang, why don’t you call out to God when suffering such a great misfortune? Didn’t you read God’s words before? Only God can save you!” After a while, I heard my son calling out: “O God! Save me!” At this moment, I felt indescribably excited in my heart, thinking: If he can receive the salvation of God through this accident, it will really count as a blessing in disguise. After a few more seconds, my son said to me sadly: “Mom, with my injured legs and waist, I am afraid that I will be unable to do any heavy work in the future. If I can’t make money, then how will our family live?” Hearing what he said, I found two passages of God’s words for him: “The fate of man is controlled by the hands of God. You are incapable of controlling yourself: Despite always rushing and busying about for himself, man remains incapable of controlling himself. If you could know your own prospects, if you could control your own fate, would you still be a creature?” “Although living among all things, people derive enjoyment from the many ways in which the world satisfies their material needs, though they see this material world constantly advancing, their own experience—what their hearts and their spirits feel and experience—has nothing to do with material things, and nothing material is a substitute for it. It is a recognition deep in one’s heart, something that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This recognition lies in one’s understanding of, and one’s feeling of, human life and human fate. And it often leads one to the apprehension that an unseen Master is arranging all things, orchestrating everything for man. In the midst of all this, one cannot but accept fate’s arrangements and orchestrations; at the same time, one cannot but accept the path ahead that the Creator has laid out, the Creator’s sovereignty over one’s fate. This is an undisputed fact.” After he finished reading God’s words, I said: “Xiaoqiang, you see, what God says here is so clear. We all want to have a good fate and want to rely on our own efforts to make money and then live a life where we can be above others. However, whether we are rich or poor and what our fate will be are not decided by ourselves. It is God who rules and orchestrates everything. Nobody can change God’s predeterminations and sovereignty over our fates. To what degree you will recover from the injuries is in God’s hands. Don’t burden yourself. No matter whether we are rich or poor, we ought to believe in God properly, entrust all this to Him, and accept His sovereignty. When we live this way, we’ll feel steadfast and peaceful.” At my words, my son said: “Mom, in the past, you asked me to believe in God and read His words, but I always felt that one must make more money in life so that he could live a better life. Thus, I was unwilling to believe in God or read His words. However, regardless of how hard I have tried to make money over these years, I still cannot realize my dream. Now such an accident has happened to me, this really makes me see more clearly that we men indeed cannot control our own fate!” As soon as my son finished these words, the boss’s wife pushed the door open, saying: “We have paid 15,000 for the surgical treatment, and the operation will be carried out the day after tomorrow. Keep all the receipts, and then submit them as evidence of the cost after he is discharged from hospital, so you can be reimbursed for the expenses.” At this moment, I could not but constantly thank God in my heart for His great power. Then the boss’s wife went find the attending physician in a hurry. I said to my son: “You see. Everyone says that your boss is such a stingy and impossible person that it is extremely difficult to make him take money out of his pocket. Now he is willing to pay the expenses, this is all God’s sovereignty and arrangement. God will have mercy on us and care for us as long as we truly believe in Him, listen to Him and obey Him. If we just rely on ourselves to struggle furiously, we cannot accomplish anything.” At this time, suddenly my son said with excitement: “Mom, how almighty God is! I prayed to Him just a moment ago, and now I have less pain than before. It seems that God does not abandon me.” Seeing he was so happy, I nodded constantly with tears of excitement. At this time, my daughter-in-law and her two uncles came back from lunch. The instant they saw me, they asked impatiently: “When will the boss and his wife come? If they don’t, how should we do?” When I heard this, I showed them the receipts and they all stared at one another in surprise. My daughter-in-law, quite embarrassed, said: “It’s so strange that he should do this thing with conscience!” Her two uncles were convinced as well, and said to me: “We will listen to you in this matter and not quarrel any more. How great it is to solve problems through negotiation just like you did!” I told them: “Thank God! This was all His arrangement. All the glory be to God!” Then the boss’s wife came back and after discussion, we decided that one of us would stay to look after Xiaoqiang and the others go back home first. My daughter-in-law wanted to stay behind, so the rest of us all went home. Once More, I Acted According to God’s Words and Believed in God’s Dominion. On our way…

I Obtained Unusual Gains From a Misadventure (I)

On a Rainy and Windy Night Came the Bad News—My Son Was Seriously Injured in an Accident One day in December of 2015, around 9 p.m., it was raining lightly outside, and I was sitting on my bed, reading God’s words. Suddenly, my daughter-in-law pushed the door open and anxiously said: “Oh no! Oh no! Something happened to Xiaoqiang(my son). His boss rang me and said that this afternoon when working on the construction site, Xiaoqiang fell from the thirteen-meter-high hillside. Now what should we do?” Upon hearing this terrible news, I was totally shocked. But then I thought that God could help me any time I needed, so I told her: “It’s getting late, and we both don’t know any of the details. I think his boss will ask someone to take care of him. Don’t worry! Go downstairs and look after the two children for now. I will telephone later to ask what really happened.” After hearing my words, my daughter-in-law didn’t say anything, and she went downstairs. I hurried to come to God’s presence to pray: “Oh God! Today I was told that my son got hurt on the job. This matter suddenly befell me; my stature is so small that I have no idea what to do. May You guide and lead me.…” As I was praying, my daughter-in-law pushed my door open again, saying in tears: “ Xiaoqiang just called me and said he had broken his legs and his back. What should we do? If he is crippled and cannot do any labor in the future, then who will make money to support our family? Besides, the boss is not only poor, but also a notoriously evil person. We cannot afford to offend him. Mom, how come we encounter such a thing?” Hearing her cry, I was quite upset too, thinking: She’s right! Now my son’s legs and lower back are broken. Besides, the boss is poor and a wicked person. What if he is unwilling to afford the treatment expense of my son? I am old and can’t offer my son any financial assistance. If he is disabled, how can he pay for the education of my two grandsons, and how will the whole family survive the future? … The more I thought about it, the more distressed I felt. But as my daughter-in-law was crying, I could but bite back my pain and comfort her: “Calm down, please! Don’t take it so hard! It’s getting late. Go downstairs and get some sleep. I want to be alone.” She saw I was also sad, so she went downstairs. After she left, I was on tenterhooks, pacing anxiously back and forth in my bedroom. In helplessness, I could not but kneel down again, calling out and praying to God: “Oh God! What happened to my son today grips my heart. I am worried about how our family will survive the future and who to maintain my two young grandsons. Oh God! Only in the midst of this trial have I seen my small stature, weakness and helplessness. God, please guide me to stand fast in this trial!” After the prayer, I felt much more assured and better in my heart. Then I saw God’s words saying: “Everyone is full of hopes about their fate, and anticipates that everything in their life will go as they wish, that they will not want for food or clothing, that their fortunes will rise spectacularly. Nobody wants a life that is poor and downtrodden, full of hardships, beset by calamities. But people cannot foresee or control these things.” After reading the words of God, I thought: Today, when the accident happened to my son, I began to be concerned about the future and fate of him and my grandsons, as well as how our family would survive the future, and I also lost confidence in God. Was I not denying God’s sovereignty and command over all things? Little did I know, how the life of my son’s family is in the future, whether he will be disabled, and whether my grandsons will suffer hardships are not decided by me, nor will things go according to my will. Instead all these are planned and predestined by God. God’s words gave me faith and power and also showed me the path: In this trial, all I shall care about is relying on and looking to God, submitting to His arrangements, practically experiencing His words, and believing He will surely lead me to get through this hard time. When I thought of this, my heart calmed down gradually. After daybreak, I hurried to the hospital with my daughter-in-law and her two uncles. I Relied on God to Negotiate With the Boss and the Boss Was Willing to Pay the Medical Fees After arriving at the hospital, we learned that my son’s admission procedures had not been handled because the boss was unwilling to give money. When my daughter-in-law saw my son lying in the sickbed and groaning in pain, she cried and started to complain about the boss. My heart was also pierced with grief and I thought: The boss is so lacking in humanity. How could he refuse to pay for the treatment and leave my son lying painfully in the hospital all night? When I thought of this, I couldn’t help wanting to reason with him. But immediately I recalled that everything was being arranged by God, so I hurried to pray to God and then my heart gradually quieted down. Just at this moment, the boss came with his wife. At the sight of them, my daughter-in-law and her two uncles immediately disputed with them. The boss insisted that my son’s injury resulted from not working in accordance with the regulations, and he had no responsibility for it; while my daughter-in-law and her two uncles deemed that my son was injured at work, and therefore the boss must compensate for the injuries my son suffered. They made…

On a Frightening Night God Helped Me Out of Difficulty

It was especially comfortable and agreeable in summer night. After a busy work day, Bai Wei made use of the evening time to preach gospel to her friend. Right when Bai Wei and her friend were enjoying the soft breeze of summer night and talking in high spirit, the weather suddenly changed. A strong wind arose, lightning flashed and the thunder crashed, and then there came a heavy downpour. Seeing that it was already 9:30 p.m., but the rain showed no sign of stopping, Bai Wei decided to borrow her friend’s umbrella and hurried over to her home. The night was pitch black. Bai Wei walked on the rain-washed street and couldn’t see any pedestrian. The rain whipped her body and made her feel cold, so she subconsciously quickened her pace. Suddenly, a black car drove fast toward her, and the car turned round and stopped behind her. Bai Wei stopped and turned her head to have a look. The headlights were especially harsh in the dark night. Bai Wei thought that the car owner might arrive at home, so she didn’t take it to heart and went on walking by the light. Unexpectedly, she found that the car was also moving slowly behind her. Her heart skipped a beat and fear spontaneously arose. But she then thought: Perhaps the car owner hasn’t yet got home. While thinking, Bai Wei tried to comfort herself, making herself not too frightened, and continued her way in the rain. At this time, Bai Wei found that the light under her feet became brighter and brighter. She stopped again and turned her head to look. The car that was slowly moving also stopped again. Bai Wei got relieved once more: Good! The car owner has arrived at home. Composing herself, Bai Wei went on walking in strong wind and heavy rain, and her umbrella was almost blown away. She held it tightly and shook down the water on it. Then she slackened her pace. However, Bai Wei noticed that the headlights behind her started moving slowly again. “It will be Okay. It’s not far from my home now. It gonna be Okay!” Bai Wei consoled herself. Then she quickened her steps, but she found that the headlights also moved faster. Bai Wei got so tensed up and subconsciously stopped and looked backwards. The car also stopped again and the light shone still on her. At this moment, Bai Wei was certain that the car was following her. “It seems that I can’t escape the bad luck tonight,” Bai Wei thought. She quickened her pace hurriedly, and the car also accelerated and followed her closely. Bai Wei began to get flustered, and her heart beat fast. She couldn’t help pressing on her chest, and tried to conceal the fear in her heart. Suddenly, she remembered what her husband saw when he went fishing the day before yesterday: A corpse of a girl, who only wore panties, floated on the river, with her back upward. It’s said that the girl was forcibly pulled into a car and thrown into the river after being harmed. Her intuition told her: I meet a bad guy tonight! What should I do now? She slowed her pace and felt the phone in her pocket. She wanted to call her husband for help, but she then thought: Even if my husband answers the phone, it will take some while for him to get here. Or maybe, if the guy in the car sees me make a phone call, it will hasten the pace of doing evil. But if I don’t call, the lane will be over there, about several houses. It’s even darker there, and all the doors along the lane are closed. Besides, the roadside is rank with grass that is about the height of a man. Isn’t that a best place for the bad guy to do evil things? Bai Wei was especially anxious. The rain dropped rapidly, the night was pitch-black, no pedestrian could be seen, and there was grass-grown dark lane in front of her and black car following closely behind her. Fear and helplessness crept upon her, and her feet also became heavy traitorously. At the moment of emergency, Bai Wei thought of God and remembered that God says, “The greatest wisdom is to look to God and rely on God in all things.” She then desperately cried out to God, “O God! I meet a bad guy tonight. I’m cornered now. O God! You are mighty and hold sovereignty over all things. I’m willing to commit my life into Your hand and submit to Your manipulation and arrangement! May You keep and quiet my heart!” Then, one phrase of God’s word came into her mind, “Any and all things, living or dead, will shift, change, renew, and disappear according to God’s thoughts. This is how God rules over all things” (“God Is the Source of Man’s Life”). God’s words gave Bai Wei faith and power. She immediately felt that an invisible strength was supporting her. She quickened up her pace while praying to God. When it was no more than ten meters away from the dark lane that was rank with grass, the door of the last house was suddenly opened and an old man came out. He took a flashlight and shone the drain and then shone a light on Bai Wei. Bai Wei hurriedly ran to him as if seeing a rescuer. She pretended to tidy her shoes beside him. At the moment, Bai Wei was relieved. She knew that God listened to her prayer and arranged for the old man to help her and rescue her from the siege. It was God who protected her behind the scenes. Then Bai Wei no longer feared but had unprecedented faith and courage. Shone by the light, Bai Wei smoothed down her hair with her hand, gazing calmly at the black car. The black car stopped not far away and showed no sign of…

I Saw God’s Protection in Suffering

“Until, one day, you will feel that the Creator is no longer a riddle, that the Creator has never been hidden from you, that the Creator has never concealed His face from you, that the Creator is not at all far from you, that the Creator is no longer the One that you constantly long for in your thoughts but that you cannot reach with your feelings, that He is really and truly standing guard to your left and right, supplying your life, and controlling your destiny. He is not on the remote horizon, nor has He secreted Himself high up in the clouds. He is right by your side, presiding over your all, He is everything that you have, and He is the only thing you have” (“Knowing God Is the Path to Fearing God and Shunning Evil”). Every time I sing the hymn of God’s words, I will think of God’s marvelous deeds in the evening several years ago, which has been imprinted on my heart and been my unforgettable memory in my life … On March 28, 2010, I finished my work and went back home. When I was ready to cook supper, I found the gas had been used up. So I called a staff and asked him to send me a tank of gas. And after his arrival, he had a try with a lighter in order to prevent from gas leaking. Then he left after he made sure that it was safe. Later, I heard a squeak when I turned on the gas tank and prepared to cook. I realized with a start: Is the gas leaking? I took a lighter from my son and prepared to have a try again. Who knew that as soon as I just flicked the lighter at the place where the hose connected the gas tank, the fire rushed out of the hose, instantly burning around the valve. My heart was pounding with fear when I saw this. I thought: This is a gas tank, and it will explode if the fire keeps burning. If so, the whole building will be in danger. Thinking of this my heart flew up into my mouth, and I didn’t dare to think what would happen next. At that time, the fire around the gas tank was bigger and bigger, the flame rose higher. The whole kitchen was lit by the firelight. Seeing the fiercer fire, I didn’t know what to do. I suddenly thought of God’s words: “The disaster originates with Me and is of course orchestrated by Me” (“You Ought to Prepare a Sufficiency of Good Deeds for Your Destination”). At that moment I felt much more peaceful in my heart and thought: That is right. Everything is in God’s hands. Today, I meeting the gas tank burning is also controlled by God. No matter what will happen, I’m willing to submit to Your orchestration and arrangement, to commit all of this to You. May God guide me…. At the thought of this, my panic-stricken heart calmed down. Then an idea flashed into my mind: I must quickly drag the gas tank out (my house is on the first floor), and prevent it from exploding at home, or the results will have been too terrible to contemplate. At the moment, without knowing where my courage come from, I rushed to the gas tank and pulled down the hose connecting the cooker. Then I heard “bang”, the fire was burning more fiercely and the whole gas tank was surrounded by the fire. Seeing the scene, I couldn’t care that and thought: Books of God’s words are at home. What can I do in case they are burned? If the whole building is burned, I cannot afford even if I sell all that I have. Oh no, I should pull it out quickly…. Then I made my effort to drag it out. After seeing that, my son was afraid and shouted: “Mum, doesn’t you want to live? Get out quickly. The big fire will burn you.” Seeing that the fire was bigger and bigger, in spite of my son’s advice, I made my effort to pull the gas tank out. At that moment, I felt as if I was in fire, and the heat was surrounding me. My son was scared and ran out of the house. Although I was terrified, I constantly prayed to God in my heart: “Oh God, I am frightened now. I see that fire is bigger and bigger. If the gas tank explodes, the whole building will be destroyed. And there are books of God’s words in my house. Now I’m willing to commit them to You, I don’t know whether I can drag the gas tank out or not. I’m willing to commit everything to You, to obey Your orchestration and arrangement, and to experience Your work in danger.” After praying, I exerted all my strength to pull the gas tank out, and it rolled to the road because of inertia, burning to a big fire ball, which immediately attracted many onlookers. They were frightened by the scene, and some thought it was too inconceivable and said to me: “What a lot of nerve you have! The fire is so fierce, how does you drag it out?” Afterward, a fire brigade put out the fire after half an hour. My heart was at ease. After I calmed down, I thought back the scene of fighting fire and what had just happened, feeling as if I was in a dream. It was unbelievable that I, just a housewife, dragged the gas tank filled with gas out when it was burning. It was hard for a man to lift the gas tank, but I did it. So if God had not given me strength, I couldn’t have pulled it out at all. What’s more, to my surprise, the gas tank burned fiercely and I was in fire, but I was not hurt except my eyebrow was burned…

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At the Point of Life and Death, God Saved Us From the Pool

By Wu Min I’m a Christian. During my belief in God, I have received God’s great protection, especially in that experience which my grandson and I were saved from a pool. It was God who gave us two a second life. Until now as I looked back, it is still vivid in my mind. One noon in July of 2012, my 2-year-old grandson, Linlin, was playing outside with Haohao, who was over two years old from next door. I was cooking lunch and humming hymns of God’s words at home. Unexpectedly, Haohao and his grandma ran hurriedly toward me and said, “Linlin has fallen into the pool …” His words frightened me out of my senses. I hastily took him by the hand and ran out. As we were running, I kept asking, “Where? Where is he? …” Haohao pointed to the pool which was 30-40 meters away from my house. Following his direction, I saw my grandson was floating in the pool. At that time, I was wild with anxiety, thinking: It’s over. My grandson has been in the pool for a long time. Maybe he has … When thinking of this, I shuddered with fear. In a hurry, I raced toward the pool. Arriving there, I saw my grandson was over 5 meters away from the bank and his two little hands were hitting the water. Seeing my grandson still alive, my heart calmed down a little. But thinking that his life would be in danger at every moment, I went into the pool to save him before thinking too much. However, for each step I walked forward, each ripple would be raised and push my grandson drifting backward. When the water was right up to my chest, my grandson was still far away from me. At the time, I became panic in my heart, not knowing what to do. I looked back and saw a crowd of people, young and old, stand on the bank of the pool. How I hoped someone could save us! But they were all women or old women. Being extremely nervous, they only kept crying for help but no one dared to dive in to save my grandson. Then I saw a bamboo which was used to hang clothes up on the bank. I thought: If I get the bamboo, I can reach my grandson; if the people on the bank pull us with the bamboo, we both will be out of danger. So I kept shouting: “The bamboo! The bamboo!” But no matter how I shouted, the people on the bank just looked at me in a daze and no one took it for me. In desperation, I only wanted to hold my grandson. So I continued to walk toward the center of the pool. Seeing the water was up to my neck but my grandson was still a foot or so away from me, I was wild with anxiety. I thought: I am over 50 years old and I cannot swim, if I continue to walk forward, I will sink into the water and can’t surface again with just a little carelessness. If that, not only will my grandson not be saved, but I will lose my life. What should I do? At the moment, I got farther and farther away from the bank while the death walked toward me step by step. I was so scared that I closed my eyes. Then I thought of God’s word: “If you have but one breath, God will not let you die” (“The Sixth Utterance”). God’s word gave me confidence and strength and I wasn’t afraid anymore. So I called out to God at once: “Almighty God, please save us….” Then a miracle happened. In panic, I grasped my grandson somehow. I was very happy and I knew that God had listened to my prayer. Then I lifted my grandson out of the water with all my might, but I myself entirely sank into the water and my feet sank into the mire and couldn’t move. At the beginning, I could hold my breath. Later, I really couldn’t hold it, so I breathed out and a lot of water poured into my mouth. At the moment, I felt afraid very much, thinking: If it continues like this, even if I grasp my grandson, we cannot reach the bank and we will still be drowned in the pool. At the crucial moment, I called to God again: “Almighty God, today our life and death are in Your hands. I’m willing to give our lives to You and obey all Your orchestration and arrangement.” At the moment of life and death, a young man jumped into the pool, held my grandson and swam ashore. I was also brought to the surface and could breathe normally. Seeing my grandson was saved, I offered gratitude and praise to God. However, I had used up all my strength that I couldn’t walk forward, feeling that I would sink into the water at any time. Vaguely, I heard my grandson shouted: “My grandma is still in the water.” At the time, another young man jumped into the water and pulled me, who was on the verge of death, out of the water. Thank God for His protection so that I could be saved too. Once on shore, I collapsed limply to the ground. I heard the young man who saved my grandson said, “Today my wife asked me to go out and buy something, but I didn’t want to somehow. So, when hearing someone cry for help, I came here immediately.” The young man who saved me also said, “I was cooking at home at that time. But somehow, I wanted to buy some vegetables. Usually, I seldom went out to buy vegetables. And when I came out, I saw someone has fallen into the water. …” The onlookers were also talking together. They said: “The kid is so lucky. He has been in the water for…

The Moment of Life and Death

By Nuli, China In February, 2013, my friend asked me to make a few sticks of furniture for him, and then gave me the key of his house so that I could go there at my convenience; I readily agreed. In the beginning, I could make furniture for him and perform my duty in the church as well. However, after a period of time, I gradually lived for money. Every day I calculated how much work I could do, how long it would take to finish, and how much money I would earn. As I was eager to finish the work and get paid, unconsciously, my heart became distant from God. Even when attending the gathering, I still had these things in my heart; once the meeting finished, I would hurry to my friend’s house to make furniture. Only after suffering a car accident later did I come to my senses … On March 15, 2013, I hurried to my friend’s house after the meeting as usual, and thought to myself: I’m early today; I should seize the time to make furniture so that I can finish soon. When I arrived at the place across from my friend’s house, the road was blocked by various vehicles, and the traffic was moving at a crawl, so that I had no chance of crossing the road. I guessed there must be a traffic jam or an accident in the head of the line. In anxiety, I could do nothing expect wait, and so half an hour passed. Watching the teeming traffic, I felt so anxious that I walked back and forth restlessly, and thought to myself: I seldom come here earlier, but I’ve never expected to encounter such a terrible jam; it’s worrying! A few more minutes passing by, the traffic finally began to thin out. Seeing this, I waited my chance to cross the road. When I saw there was some distance between a bus and me, I immediately took this opportunity to cross the road. As I rushed to the middle of the road, the bus suddenly arrowed toward me; I was scared out of my wits, feeling weak all over; because of inertia, I slipped and fell backward, and then hit the ground hard and lied on the road. The bus then rolled rapidly on close by me; before I could draw breath, a big van, coming out of nowhere, was rushing at me; at that moment, my mind went completely blank, and my body lost all feeling. I tightly closed my eyes and thought to myself: Today I shall certainly die. Then, I heard a loud bang … I cautiously opened my eyes, seeing that one of the front wheels of the van was only twenty centimeters away from my leg. Frightened, I sat up slowly, feeling a little dizzy, and found there was nothing wrong with my body except some scratches on my arm. At this sight, I offered thanks to God with emotion: “O Almighty God! Thank You! Thanks for Your protection! I never imagined that in such a dangerous situation I could be intact and still alive. It’s really Your wondrous deeds.” At that time, the driver jumped off the van; he put his head in his hands and it seemed that he couldn’t bear to see me knocked badly mutilated. When seeing me sitting on the road, he was pleasantly surprised, and immediately asked me: “Sir, are you OK? Do you feel any pain?” I replied: “It’s fine. I only got some scratches on my arm.” Hearing this, he let out a long sigh. Many people came around me, talking about the accident; one said: “It is Heaven that protected you!” Another said: “You might not know how terrifying it was just now. I’ve never thought you could be alive. What a miracle!” And the other said: “I’ve never seen such an event before. The van is so long, and its head went up half a meter high when the driver braked; you’re right beneath the van, but intact. That’s odd!” The driver said with feeling: “I’ve been working as a driver for twenty more years; it is the first time that my brakes worked so properly, and I felt as if there was a wall stopping the van. It’s truly Heaven’s protection!” At last, the diver pressed 100 yuan on me, telling me to bind up the wound in my arm. When driving off, he, shaking his head, still looked surprised. After I heard these words, my heart couldn’t calm down for a long time. On the way home, I kept praising God’s wondrous deeds: “O Almighty God! Thank You! Today I genuinely see Your almightiness and sovereignty. The non-believers all said I was lucky; the driver said there seemed to be a wall in front of the van blocking its way. O God! I clearly know that if not for Your wondrous care and protection, I would have been crushed under the wheels. How could I be alive?” The more I pondered, the more I felt God’s authority and power are so great, so wondrous and unfathomable. After returning home, I saw God’s words say: “His deed is everywhere, His power is everywhere, His wisdom is everywhere, and His authority is everywhere. Each of these laws and rules are the embodiment of His deed, and every one of them reveals His wisdom and authority. Who can exempt themselves from His sovereignty? And who can discharge themselves from His designs? All things exist beneath His gaze, and moreover, all things live beneath His sovereignty. His deed and His power leave mankind with no choice but to acknowledge the fact that He really does exist and holds sovereignty over all things” (“Man Can Only Be Saved Amidst the Management of God”). “Almighty God the practical God! You are our strong tower. You are our refuge. We huddle under Your wings, and calamity cannot reach me. This is Your divine protection and care” (“The…

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