Have you experienced that God never sleeps nor slumbers ? Psalm 121:4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
I can testify to the protecting hand of God on my life and my family:
- I was a rookie driver and Singapore was under-developed at that time and the infra-structure of roads was not as it is now. With the torrential rains and blocked water flow to drains, canals and the sea, there was often floods of several feet high. One day en route to school I was caught in rising waters on the road. I did not know what to do as I was in a bumper to bumper traffic jam. Can you imagine? Every time the cars moved and stopped, I jammed my car brakes but they would not engage immediately . My passenger next to me was so afraid that she clung on to her seat, pressed imaginary breaks, and squealed even as the car refused to stop each time and was about to crash into the front car How I prayed, as I did not know how to pump the brakes to keep the car going and have effective brakes . It was nerve wrecking but each time the Lord stopped the car just in time we were supposed to stop, and we did not hit the front car. What an experience – I thank God He took care of us and we arrived at school on time and safe.
- One morning at daybreak, after his guard night duty in national service, my brother drove home. He probably was sleepy and stopped suddenly when he thought he was crashing into a car which suddenly appeared in his way. ( Till today we do not know whether it was an imaginary car or a real car .) When he jammed on his car brakes it turned turtle full circle – it rolled to its side and with momentum, the wheels were up in the air one moment and the next it was on its side and back upright again on four wheels. Yes my brother and his passenger were pale-faced when they got home at 6am in the morning. My brother managed to drive the car from the accident site and it stopped dead when it reached my home. It had to be towed away for repairs. Truly the Lord saved my brother and his passenger from harm when events overtook them by surprise.
- On 27 December,2012 my 90 year old father was flung from one end of his en suite bathroom to the opposite end and landed crashing on his back after his shower. He hit his head against the wall after hitting his face against the door that was slightly ajar. Thank God he had brought his handphone into the bathroom as to his horror he found he could not get up from his prone position. He reached for his handphone and called our maid who was in the garden. She called on the Lord for strength to help lift my father up from his prone position as she was half his weight. She helped him dress and called me as I was upstairs. There was a gash on my father’s arm and it was bleeding profusely as he was taking blood thinning pills, his right eye was quickly bloodshot and he thought he had broken his shoulder. Praise the Lord at the hospital, the tests for broken bones revealed no broken bones , there was no serious eye damage and he had stitches for the gash on his forearm to stop the bleeding. It has taken him more than three weeks to be well enough to attend church again. It must have been the angel of the Lord who prevented a more damaging fall. Thank You Lord for neither slumbering nor sleeping.
If I do not thank and acknowledge the hand of God in my life, the stones will do so.
God is alive in me and my life. Praise the Lord!
Will you too do the same in praise and thanksgiving? Have you a testimony to share?