God truly works in mysterious ways. Recalling a recent incident, the Christian organisation Bibles for Mideast says in a report that God whipped up a massive dust storm to protect a group of newly-converted Christians from a mob of Islamist militants attacking them.
One of the new believers named Rizwan said the group was about to conclude a mass baptism for 50 Islamic converts to Christianity when Islamist militants surrounded their bus and began firing shots.
"About 50 people including baptism candidates were attending the service. We all went by a bus. After the baptism service and prayers, we all entered the bus to return back in our house church for the worship service and the Lord's Supper. The bus was moved. Suddenly some militants reached behind us by three or more cars and started shooting with guns toward us," Rizwan said.
He said they were terrified and were already bracing themselves for the worst when divine intervention took place. As their bus was speeding away pursued by the militants, the new converts and their leaders were surprised to see wind picking up and dust suddenly began to swirl around them.
"Suddenly we saw a giant dust storm formed behind our bus. At first we all afraid of seeing the dust storm. We thought we may not be able to go beyond and will be held by the militants. But praise the Lord! Praise the Lord again and again! We all felt that the Lord Jesus Christ appeared upon the dust storm as a Mighty and Wonderful Man showing His protecting and lovely hands toward us with a sweet smile," Rizwan said. "Jesus saved us. He Himself blocked the road [to stop the] militants in the form of a dust storm."
The new believers say their baptism was held secretly, and they do not know how the Islamist militants learned about it. But whatever the case, they are grateful that God protected them from the attack and showed them just how powerful He can be.