Tuesday, March 8, 2011
GOD SAVED ME. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Few times in my life, I thought that death was imminent but I was saved miraculously by an invisible power. Consider the following incident in my life:
When I was studying in school in higher standards I used to go to the MARINA BEACH near the LABOR STATUE with my friends to play in the shallow waters of the BAY OF BENGAL. None of us knew swimming. But we had great fun running, jumping, pushing,wrestling,and falling in the cool waters of the sea. (Of course, we went there without the knowledge of our parents.)
One day, we went to the beach as usual. I took out my clothes faster than my friends and ran very excitedly into the shallow waters of the sea. Suddenly I fell in a deep ditch and instantaneously I was under the water unable to breathe. I thrashed my hands and legs. I was suffocating. Since I was young and strong my continuous frantic struggles and thrashing in the deep water brought me to the surface. I gasped for breath and desperately waved to my friends for help. I could see them laughing at me thinking I was playing a joke on them.
Again I went down. I struggled desperately and kicked my hands and legs to get out of the ditch. I knew I could not hold my breath much longer. I was surely going to die. No one is going to help me. My friends are having a good laugh at my desperate struggle for life.
While these thoughts were going on in my mind, all of a sudden a huge wave came and pushed me out of the ditch. And I found myself lying in the shallow waters once again gasping for breath and violently coughing with tears in my eyes. I sat quietly for sometime filling my lungs with the life giving oxygen, wiping tears from my eyes and blowing my nose. I couldn't believe I was alive. I thanked God for saving me from a watery grave. After some time I regained my composure and walked slowly towards my friends. They still laughed at me and told me that they are not foolish enough to believe my pranks.
Now tell me my dear friends is this not the hand of God that saved me from certain death.I would also like to hear if you have similar stories to tell.