By Yaru, Sweden
One morning in November, 2015, the road was slippery because of the ice, and I was driving my motorcycle home. When I was about five hundred meters from a T-junction, I saw a silver-white car parked near it. Without knowing that the car was about to start, I drove on still at normal speed. When getting to the T-junction, with a bang, I was hit by the car and slid far away. Then, I lost my consciousness.
When I was somewhat awakened , I felt some pain in my legs as if there was something pressing against them. My right arm and shoulder ached, and I felt that my head was also heavy. After I came to myself, I found that I was lying on the ground, with my left leg upon my right one and the left one pinned under my motorcycle. Under this circumstance, I was so worried and nervous, wondering: How are my legs and arms as well as my head now? Will my legs be crippled? Will I suffer from brain concussion or will there be blood clots in my brain? Will I have lingering effects from my injuries? But on second thought, I felt I was already extremely fortunate not to die in such a traffic accident. I knew it was God’s protection and care that saved me.
After a while, I heard the owner of the car blaming me, “You see how seriously my car has been damaged! You must repair it and pay for the damage.” On hearing his words, I was worried: I don’t know yet how badly I am hurt and how much money I need to spend on my injuries. Now he asks me to pay for the damage, how can I afford it? At this time, all I could do was unceasingly cry out to God in my heart, “O God! Now I am still lying on the ground and cannot get up, yet the owner of the car puts all of the responsibility on me. I really want to argue with him, but I am a believer, so I should have the likeness of ato glorify Your name. O God! May You guide me and let me know how to experience and practice in such a situation.”
At that time, the motorcycle still pressed on my legs. There were more than twenty onlookers watching, yet no one dared to give me a hand and lift me up. I could only ask God to help me out of danger. At the moment, some God’s words suddenly occurred to my mind: “Man’s heart and spirit are held in the hand of God, everything of his life is beheld in the eyes of God. Regardless of whether or not you believe this, any and all things, whether living or dead, will shift, change, renew, and disappear in accordance with God’s thoughts. Such is the way in which God presides over all things.” Under the guidance and enlightenment of God’s words, my heart suddenly was bright: Yeah, everyone’s heart and spirit is controlled by God, and everything, no matter whether it is living or dead, is orchestrated by God. Today, despite such a serious accident befalling me, I am still safe and sound. From this, I have already seen God’s wondrous deeds and experienced His great power and protection. Thereupon, I prayed to God in my heart, “O God! I believe that the thoughts and ideas of people around me as well as the owner’s are all in Your hands. I am willing to obey Your sovereignty and arrangements, and witness Your wonderful acts once again.”
I thanked God for listening to my. At the moment, an elderly man came and lifted the motorcycle that pressed on my legs, and a 50-something-year-old woman also came and sat me up. The woman whispered to me, “Just pretend to be half-conscious and badly injured. Do this to blackmail him. Let’s see if he dares to again ask you to pay for his car’s damage!” Hearing what she said, I thought to myself: That’s right. Obviously the owner is in the wrong. He didn’t see me coming and ran me down. How can he ask me to pay for his car’s damage? However, just as I was thinking this, God’s words enlightened me: “for I have always acted justly, fairly, and with honor. Of course, I also wish that you could be open and magnanimous and do nothing that goes against heaven and earth and your conscience. This is the only thing that I ask of you.” “I must still exhort you to refrain from doing that which is not in accordance with the truth. Rather, you should do that which is pleasing to all, that which brings benefit to all men, and that which benefits your own destination, otherwise the one who suffers in the midst of disaster will be none other than yourself.” God’s words pointed out to me the path and direction of practice: God requires that whenever we do anything, we should act straightforwardly and honestly, live up to our own conscience, and that we cannot lose the decency of saints for the sake of a bit of personal interests. To cheat and blackmail others like unbelievers is something God doesn’t like. As a Christian, I must act according to God’s requirements so as to be in line with .
At the time that I was thinking like that, I heard people around me talking, “How can you ask her to pay for the damages of your car? Is the car more important or is human life more important?” “You should hurry to send her to the hospital. It’s good enough if she does not blackmail you.” “Though she was hit about five meters away, she was able to wake up. How extremely fortunate she is! It is Heaven who has protected her. How lucky is she?” Hearing these words, I continued to give thanks to God in my heart, thinking that it was not luck but God’s protection that saved me.
After I stood up, I turned my head and saw that the hood of the car was smashed. And I also saw that the right sleeve of my down jacket was ripped, one pedal of my motorcycle got scraped and tilted to one side, and that my motorcycle helmet was broken as well. However, in such a big accident neither my arms nor legs were injured. I could not believe I was still safe and sound. Later, not only did the owner not ask me to pay to fix his car, but he wanted to send me to the hospital for an examination. At that time, I felt only too excited and prayed to God in my heart: O God! I have seen Your almightiness, wisdom, and protection. When I practiced Your words and obeyed You, the environment around me changed. Everything You have arranged is so good, allowing me to see Your love is hidden within situations.
Without any injury, I did not ask the owner of the car to send me to the hospital for an examination. He was extremely grateful to me, and shook hands with me, saying, “If later any bad condition arises on your body from this accident, you can contact me.” At this time, people around us were all stunned. Among them some gave me the thumbs up, and some said to the owner, “You met a good person.” Also, someone said to me, “Just now, when the owner said that he was going to send you to the hospital for an examination, why did you refuse? You are too kind.” After hearing this, I thought to myself: You people do not know. In fact, it is not I, but God that is really so good. It was because God’s words gave me faith and strength that I could act like this. Thinking of this, I was so moved that tears ran down my face.
Experiencing this traffic accident granted me the chance to truly see that God’s authority and power are everywhere, at every instant, and that God is by my side at all time, caring for and protecting me. Just as God’s words say: “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 fate of every individual.” Pondering God’s words in connection with my own experience, I saw God’s words are spoken very practically. And it is during real environments that God reveals the authority and power of His words. In this accident, I was allowed to personally experience that nothing is difficult for God, and that everything is determined by Him. Without such an circumstance, I would not have appreciated God’s genuineness and loveliness. Thank God for allowing me to get so many unexpected gains in this accident!
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