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…

It’s God Who Gave Me a New Life

By Chongsheng, South Korea Each time when I see God’s words which are full of care and compassion for us, I am deeply touched and cannot help but shed silent tears. The scenes of my miserable past, my life that was coming to an end, and my fellow workers dying of poisonous substances are still very vivid and remain etched in my mind. I deeply felt that only God can reveal the actual fact of Satan’s afflictions of us mankind and only He can bring me the truth and comfort, enlighten me, and give me a new life. The turmoil of the Cultural Revolution emerged when I was in high school, as a result, I had no chance to continue my education. Afterward, I was sent down to the countryside to work. When I was young, like most people, I thought: Atheism is scientific, while theism is the product of the backwardness of science; life comes out of nothing and is evolved from a lower to a higher form. At that time, I had a firm belief that as long as I persevered and worked hard, I would change my destiny successfully. I worked on the production line at the time, dealing with benzene and its derivatives every day. At the mention of benzene, many people know that only a small amount of it can cause aplastic anemia, namely leukemia. In our workplace, flowers and trees could not be seen. Even for those trees which had grown for many years, if they were exposed to the poisonous gas, they would wither the next day. Moreover, the air was reeking with the choking smell, so even birds were unwilling to fly over there. There was no sign of life. In such an environment, some people were poisoned, and they atrophied from 1.7 meters little by little and became a dwarf and died in the end; some were burnt to a “mummy” by a sudden escape of the mixed acid. What I remembered most was: A graduate of a well-known university got septicemia in the prime of his life. Even though he received several blood transfusions, yet it didn’t work. Ultimately, he died young, leaving his wife and son. More people had malignant tumor. They could do nothing but moan in pain in the hospital and soon died one after the other. Some died before retiring or in the year they just retired. … Such examples are too numerous. Consequently, nature’s fresh air became the most precious thing to us. Originally we could easily breathe in fresh and clean air, but at that time, it was unreachable for us. Owing to the bad working conditions, few people were willing to work in our chemical plant. So our factory was short-handed and each of us had to do two people’s work, which was harder for us. Because our chemical shop was high, I had to go upstairs and downstairs between the first floor and the third over and over again to distribute materials and operate the machine. After returning home from work, I couldn’t fall asleep for a long time because of the giddiness caused by the chemical odor. As a result, I was so tired that I used to collapse very often and had loose bowels, exhausted and muddle-headed. In order to get rid of such hellish life, I made a choice to take academic courses with the belief “Elbow grease gives the best polish.” I thought as long as I learned more, then I could change my working atmosphere, be exposed to dangerous chemicals less, and not be so tired. I devoted every spare moment to my study, yet I felt dizzy all day, so the result of studying was not good—I would soon forget what I had learned. So, naturally, I failed and led a dark life for over twenty years. But later, because I achieved some success in chemical experiment, I got a technical job, and gradually, I received many honors. However, all these could not cheer me up, because I had had high blood pressure since I was over forty years old. Besides, I always suffered terrible stabbing pains in my chest and was frequently stifled to wake up in a cold sweat at night. Being tired, I was inefficient in my work the next day. In order to relieve chest pains, I took red sage tablets three times a day under the supervision of a doctor. However, the drug has the effect of lowering blood pressure. If my blood pressure was too low, I often stumbled when standing up from a crouching position, so I had to stop the medication. One day when I had a physical examination, the result showed that my blood pressure was 180/120 and there was a lack of blood supply to the heart muscles. The doctor was astonished and said that my condition was quite dangerous, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that. I thought: I had never slept well for so many years. In order to improve technology, I work overtime and sometimes even keep at work continuously day and night. Nobody can stand it. As a matter of course, workers in chemical plants can retire at the age of 55. However, I chose to retire early because I could not put up with the smell of chemicals. But even so, I felt I had burned myself out. My state of health consisted in noxious work and overextending myself in the work. Later, I began to learn science of health preserving of TCM, deeming that traditional Chinese medicine was my only life-saving straw. Two to three years passed by, I learned a lot of knowledge of Chinese medicine, took a lot of medicine and spent a great deal of money, but in the end, I found it’s beyond me to live up to the easiest item in science of health preserving of TCM, “being indifferent to fame or gain and relaxed,” and “being peaceful to keep away from illness.” In…

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Who Could Save Me, a Cancer Patient?

My family was poor when I was young, and I lived a tough life and was often jeered and sneered by my relatives and friends. From that point on, I made up my mind: I must make a lot of money and live a rich life in the future, so that others will look at me in a new light. At the age of fourteen, I dropped out of school and worked away from home to earn money. Several years later, I got married. As I worked overtime and stayed up late for a long time and was regularly exposed to chemicals, my health was badly influenced. So my husband asked me to have a rest at home. But my parents-in-law disliked me because I didn’t make money but stayed idle at home, saying that I was doomed to suffer from poverty all my life. Hearing their harsh words, I thought: I must work hard to earn money and live a rich life. I’ll see who still look down on me then. Afterward, I went to work in my sister-in-law’s restaurant. In the beginning, I worked as a waitress, food preparation worker, and then cook. The work of the restaurant was tiring and the salary was low, and I needed to get up early and go to bed late every day, so I could hardly endure it. But while thinking that I could open my own restaurant, earn a lot of money, and live a rich life after acquiring all the expertise, I would have the impetus to carry on. Two years later, I quitted my job and wanted to start my own business. But my husband did not support me. In order to make money, I secretly rent two storefronts. After all the equipment was installed, the restaurant opened up. The business at that time was brisk, and I, like a wound clock, kept working day and night. Sometimes I even had no time to have meals, and I often had a sore back because of the tiredness. However, while I thought that wads of money would come rolling in, an invisible power surged in my heart. I could bear it no matter how uncomfortable and tired I felt. My hard work paid off, and I bought a house and a car soon. I also had some savings, and could buy whatever I wanted. My parents-in-law also looked at me with new eyes, and they would satisfy me no matter what I required. I finally tasted the feeling of having money and being thought highly of by others. This made me feel that my hard work was well worth it. However, I was dissatisfied with the status quo. In order to earn more money and have more people admire me, I planned to open chain restaurants and create my own brand. So, I not only needed to manage the business of the restaurants but also needed to broaden connections. I was awfully busy. At this time, my mother preached God’s kingdom gospel to me, but I thought: I’m still so young and it’s the best time for me to earn money now. I don’t have time to believe in God. So I refused her. After that, my mother came to preach the gospel to me several times, but I refused her on the excuse of being busy with work every time. One day, I suddenly felt very uncomfortable and my private part bled badly. My head was dizzy and I felt weak all over. So I went to the hospital to have a check, and the result showed that I got uterine fibroid. The doctor told me that it would be cured after an operation. Hearing the doctor’s words, I breathed a sigh of relief. I only wished to have the operation quickly so that I could go back to earn money. So, I immediately made an appointment with the doctor and planned to have the operation the next day. However, the operation was stopped when it was performed halfway. The doctor said that my condition was not good and that they needed to take the thing out for a biopsy in a large hospital. The doctor asked me to go home and wait for the result. Half a month later, my husband went to the hospital for the test result. After returning home, he told me that the doctor asked us to go to the provincial hospital to have another check. He also comforted me, asking me not to worry but to regard it as a trip. Hearing my husband’s words, I didn’t think much, and simply packed our luggage and went to the capital city. My husband spent a lot of money making an appointment with an expert, and the result came out in the afternoon. The doctor said that I got cervical cancer. Hearing this news, I felt as though the heaven were falling and I seemed to sink into the bottomless abyss. I kept crying in my heart: Good Heaven! I’m only 35 years old. I don’t want to die now! How come I get such a disease? At this time, desperation, fear, and helplessness all welled up in my heart. My husband comforted me with tears: “Dear, don’t worry! I’ll try to get your illness cured even though we surrender our last resources. Take it easy. It’s not as serious as you think.” However, I could not listen to him at all. I was unwilling to accept that my life was so miserable. When we got to the hospital wards, the nurse on duty said, “There is no bed available until next month. Your treatment cannot be delayed. So you’d better go to other hospitals.” Hearing these words, I was disheartened. I felt very dizzy and fell beside my husband. My husband hurriedly held me and comforted me. I felt extremely painful, thinking: I’m unable to be hospitalized even though I have money. What troubled world is this? I couldn’t help crying. Later,…

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