SAVED FROM A GREAT FIRE
In the name of
Jesus I bear witness.
My family and I
are members of the True Jesus Church in Singapore. I am the owner .of a
restaurant. We lived in No. 167 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore.
Under the showers of blessings from God, we have been living a contented life.
Thank the Lord!
On the 3rd Sept.,
1971, the idol worshippers celebrated the Seventh Moon festival. All along the
road, the residents were burning joss sticks in front of their shop-houses. At
about 3.20 p.m., a gust of wind sent the burning papers up into the air and
some of them landed on the wooden sheds which were not far from our house. Soon
the sheds were set ablaze and the fire spread towards our row of shop-houses.
conflagration, I was very frightened and could only pray and beg God to save my
house and properties. Then, a miracle happened. Just as the raging fire began
to consume the house next to mine there was a sudden change in the direction of
the wind which drove the fire back to where it came from. After some time the
fire was brought under control, but about 200 people were made homeless. The
fire started at No. 156 and was put off at No. 166. My house was just next to
No. 166 but my home was spared. Indeed, had it not been for the wonderful grace
of God, our future would have been ruined. Many of the neighboring residents
who knew that I believe in Jesus were all surprised. They commented, "Idol
worshippers pray for blessings and receive disasters instead; but these people
who believe in Jesus are not harmed."
During the days
of my youth, I came to believe in Jesus when I was in my hometown in Fukien, in
mainland China. Later I came to West Malaysia alone to seek a fortune but led a
poverty-stricken life instead. I was married in lpoh
and brought my wife and children to Singapore to set up a business. Under the abundant
grace of the Lord Jesus, and also through our labor, we managed to own this
restaurant. The Lord had granted me to possess this piece of property which is
all that I have. Undoubtedly, everything would had
been consumed by the fire, had it not been for the special protection of God.
The next day was
the Sabbath day, so I brought my whole family to church to express our
gratitude to the Lord God for His grace, and glorified Him by witnessing to the
congregation. I hope that by publishing this witness, it will enable everyone to
join me in glorifying our Heavenly Father who has shown me His wonderful grace.
(Singapore, Ong Bock Kim)