By Qin Hao
I am 76 years old. My sons are without filial piety, so I have to earn money to support myself. However, fortunately, I have accepted God’s work in the last days. In a wonderful experience, I saw my fate is controlled by God’s hands and only God is responsible for my life. I thank God for His love and salvation for me.
At past 4 p.m. on August 16, 2014, I drove Shifeng truck with a load of tires to my home and after arriving, I began unloading. The three-wheeler was piled with eight layers of big car tires. Standing on the top of the tires, I saw I was at least three meters above the ground. When untying the ropes, I couldn’t undo one of them. Then I, with an edgy temper, wanted to break it with force. When I was pulling the rope with all my might, it broke suddenly with a snap. Unexpectedly, I fell to the concrete from the eighth layer. All of a sudden, I felt heartrending pain all over, with my body curled up bit by bit, struggling to breathe. With my eyes closed, I felt so drowsy that I could hardly hold open my eyes. And then I lost my consciousness.
I didn’t know how much time had passed by and then I opened my eyes slowly. It was about 5 p.m. and it wasn’t dark yet. Lying on the ground, I threw back my head and saw that on my left was the back wall of my house which was only around five centimeters away from my head. It was fortunate that I didn’t bump my head on the corner of the wall, otherwise, I would have died. I offered my thanks to God for His protection. I moved a little and was in agonizing pain. My sight got dim due to the fall and I could see nothing well. I thought: There is sure to be something wrong with me. Because of my falling from such a height, either my bones are broken or I’m disabled. What should I do? My children aren’t at home. Nobody’ll know it even if I die. Thinking of that, my tears of sadness rolled down my cheeks to the neck.
At the moment, God’s words occurred to me, “If you have but one breath, God will not let you die” (“The Sixth Utterance”). Immediately, God’s words gave me faith and strength. Lying on the concrete, I prayed to God in silence, “O Almighty God, today I’ve seen You are beside me protecting me. If I had bumped into the wall when falling down, I definitely would die. I can’t move now and ache all over. I don’t know if I’ve become disabled, but I believe my life is given by You and my everything is in Your hands. Regardless of whether I’m alive or dead, I’m willing to entrust myself to Your hands. May You keep my heart. Amen!”
Not long after my, my body did not feel as painful. I tried to stretch my legs, and to my surprise, I managed to do that. I had a sudden delight within. Then I tried to raise my arms and I was able to do that too. I thought: It seemed that there’s nothing wrong with my arms and legs. I kept thanking God. In the end, I tried to stand up, and meanwhile, prayed to God unceasingly, asking God to give me strength and faith. Then, slowly I rose up and beat the dust from my clothes and I did not feel pain then. I wondered if I broke my waist and then tried to twist my waist, finding it was all right. At that moment, I was stunned and felt it was so amazing. I knew in my heart that was all due to God’s protection. I found I was in normal condition, so I again climbed up the three-wheeler and unloaded all the tires.
Lying in bed at night, I recalled what had happened. It was unbelievable that I, nearly in my eighties, was still safe and sound after falling down from the height of over three meters, which was all thanks to God’s care and protection. Great thanks be to God！
At a gathering, I related God’s marvelous deeds that I had experienced to my brothers and sisters. At that time, a brother said, “When I was building a house in a construction group, a coworker fell down from a one-meter-high wall and fractured his vertebra. Then he even couldn’t move after having stayed in bed for over one month.” Hearing his words, I thought: It’s hard to believe that I was unhurt after falling down from the three-wheeler over three-meter high. And that allowed me to truly see God’s authority and power, as well as His care, protection and salvation for me. Just as God’s words say, “God’s profuse love is gratuitously bestowed upon man, surrounds man; man is naive and innocent, unencumbered and carefree, blissfully living under God’s eye; God shows concern for man, while man lives under God’s protection and blessing; every single thing man does and says is closely linked to and inseparable from God. … God has had a responsibility toward man since the moment He created him. What is His responsibility? He has to protect man, to look after man. He hopes man can trust and obey His words. This is also God’s first expectation of man” (“God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself I”).
From God’s words, I understood God expects the whole of mankind can live under His care and keeping, can hear His words and be blessed by Him. Thinking of my experience, I knew it was God’s love and protection that kept me from the danger. Then I was already more than seventy years old and even gave up my own life. However, God doesn’t abandon me, but is always by my side without leaving for a moment and concerned about me in everything. It was God who cared for and protected me in time of danger so that I could survive. Undergoing that, I personally experienced that only God is my only salvation. Corrupted deeply by Satan, how could I be worthy of God’s such love? I muse on God’s great love for me and my eyes are full of grateful tears. In the following days, I only desire to practice the truth, submit to God’s sovereignty and arrangement, and do my best to perform the duty as a creature to repay God’s love for me.