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Tsunami Miracle

Staff Member
We know that 80% of the town of Meulaboh in Aceh was destroyed by the
Tsunami waves and 80% of the people also died. This is one of the towns
that was hit the hardest.

But there is a fantastic testimony from Meulaboh. In that town are about
400 Christians.

They wanted to celebrate Christmas on December 25th but were not allowed
to do so by the Muslims of Meulaboh. They were told if they wanted to
celebrate Christmas they needed to go outside the city of Meulaboh on a
high hill and there celebrate Christmas.

Because the Christians desired to celebrate Christmas the 400 believers
left the city on December 25th and after they celebrated Christmas they
stayed overnight on the hill.

As we all know the morning of December 26 there was the earthquake
followed by the Tsunami waves destroying most of the city of Meulaboh
and thousands were killed.

The 400 believers were on the mountain and were all saved from

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 advice of the Muslims they all were spared destruction
and can now testify of God's marvelous protection.

This is a testimony of the grace of God and the fact that as believers
we have no rights in the world. Our right is to come before God and
commit our lives to Him. Our right is kneeling down before the Lord
almighty and commit our ways to Him. He is our Father and is very
capable to care for His children. Praise the Name of the Lord.

Bill Hekman

Pastor Calvary Life Fellowship in Indonesia.
A retired missionary at my Bible school recieved this email earlier in the year and shared it with me and a few others and I remember the goosebumps running through my body. I was going to ask her for a copy of that email so I could post it up but you beat me to it!

It's so encouraging to know that God is still in the business of miracles. What an amazing testimony that is and will continue to be to the Muslim world and to all mankind!

Thanks so much for this post Chad!

God bless,
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Wow! It did give me goosebumps. What an incredible testimony to God's faithfullness!
Thank you for sharing that Chad!

I think it's worthy to note as well that the media concentrated on emphasizing how many children's lives were taken. Such a tragedy, but God saved these children from possibly being raised in a false religion. Now they sit with our Lord and Saviour, rejoice in their new found home!
Matthew 18:3
"And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. And whoever recieves one such child in My name recieves Me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the sea."

Thats cool ! 400 Christians still alive because they did not fight for freedom to celebrate Christmas in Meulaboh. They just went to the hill outside to celebrate just as they were told.