GOD PROTECTS HIS OWN
A testimony from
80% of the town of Meulaboh in Aceh was destroyed by the Tsunami and 80% of
the people there died. This is one of the towns
that were hit the hardest. But there is a fantastic
testimony from this town where there were about 400 Christians.
They wanted to celebrate Christmas on Dec 25 but were not allowed to
do so by the Muslims of the town. They were told,
if they wanted to celebrate Christmas they needed to
go outside the city of Meulaboh and to a high hill and there
celebrate Christmas. Because of their desire to
celebrate Christmas, the 400 believers left the city, and after celebrating,
they stayed overnight on the hill.
As we all know, on the morning of Dec 26 there was the earthquake
followed by the Tsunami which des-troyed most of
the city of Meulaboh, and thousands were killed. The
400 believers on the mountain were all saved from the destruction.
Now the Muslims of Meulaboh are saying that the God of the Christians
punished us for forbidding the Christians from
celebrating Christmas in the city. Others are questioning why
so many Muslims died while not even one of the Christians died there.
Had the Christians insisted on their rights to celebrate Christmas in
the city, they would have all died. But because
they humbled themselves and followed the orders of the Muslims they
were all spared destruction and can now testify of God’s marvelous
- Bill Hekman, Pastor
Calvary Life Fellowship, Indonesia