I See Light From You, Jesus

Zhi Han Chew By Zhi Han Chew, 13th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Open the Eyes That Are Blind, Jesus wants us to come together so that our light shines brighter and brighter.

"I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said.

All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I've been
Now I'm here, blinking in the starlight
Now I'm here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it's all so clear
I'm where I am meant to be

And at last I see the light
And it's like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it's like the sky is new
And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you

All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were
Now she's here shining in the starlight
Now she's here, suddenly I know
If she's here it's crystal clear
I'm where I'm meant to go

And at last I see the light

And it's like the fog has lifted

And at last I see the light

And it's like the sky is new

And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you
Now that I see you

- Tangled movie - I See the Light Lyrics

I used to be caught in a Christian gathering. The government took me into custody, beat and fined me, and arrested five of my church members. On 10th March 2012, I escaped from XXX to America, and now I formally submitted applications for political asylum and protection under the United Nations Convention Anti-abuse.

In 2003, I admitted to secondary school to study the practical English, a foreign teacher, named Ellen, from California, USA, had been my spoken English teacher during my third-year college. One day, she let our class to launch a debate on whether to support gay marriage. After the end of our debate, Ellen expressed her own views on this issue, she said why God created Adam and Eve, and then let them reproduced the next generation, because it seems to be a God’s law that men and women marry and born children. That was the first time I heard the name of two characters, Adam and Eve, I was very curious, so I asked the teacher about them after school. The teacher smiled at me and told me that she was going home to pick up a book for me. Actually, what she wanted me to read was the Holy Bible. It was the bilingual Holy Bible in Chinese and English. It talked about the story of Adam and Eve in the first chapter of "Genesis". I relished, and felt extremely curious about the supernatural power of God.

On the Christmas of 2006, the year that I graduated, several other students and I attended a Christmas party in teacher Ellen's invitation. The event is presided over by a priest, and most of them who attended are Christians. On that day, I heard the pastor introduced us to the life story of Jesus Christ vividly as well as several Christians’ witnesses to their faith, and my heart was touched as well as the worship of Jesus Christ. From that moment, I decided to study the Bible and deepen the understandings of Jesus Christ and Christianity.

I would go to the gathering every weekend. Each of the gatherings is held in different houses of the church members, including the teacher Ellen's house. One day, I asked Ellen why are the gatherings in this form? The teacher told me, she heard that the government does not agree, that’s the only way we could gather. I was very puzzled. I did not expect that shortly after that, Ellen was expelled from school. I heard that the reason was that she organized the students to have illegal gatherings secretly. Since then I have no more teacher Ellen's message. Nevertheless, this did not stop my faith in Jesus Christ and my study of Bible. I was still at the church members’ house for the gathering every weekend, but the attendance of individuals in each gathering became scarce, usually only four or five people. On 25th December 2007, I formally accepted the baptism, and became a true Christian.

On 11th May 2008, three church members and I were gathering in one of them's house. Surprisingly, at less than 15 minutes from the beginning of the gathering, the door was suddenly broken heavily, village cadres with approximately 7 to 8 security guards rushed into the house, used electric batons threating us to squat at the corner of the wall with head hugged by hands. They turned his house upside down, and the cross on the wall was also ripped off. The church members and I crouched at the corner with shivering bodies. After around 10 minutes of searching, five of us were all escorted to the village committee.

In the village committee, we are tried separately. Village cadres treated me, a girl in the age of 21 with no mercy at all. They asked us what is the pastor’s name? Are there any other members in our organization? Are we in the collusion with overseas cult? And so on. I didn’t want to indicate the pastor and also other innocent church members, so I didn’t say anything. At last, one of the village cadres used a thick rhizome to cane me, and even kicked me. I huddled to a corner in pain, shouted endlessly:” I know nothing! I know nothing......” Around 10 minutes later, perhaps they were tired, they caged me into another dirty and smelly room, let me self-reflecting. I had been jailed in that room for four days, they didn’t let me to have outside activities, there was only a cadre sent me two pieces of bread and a glass of water every day. The fifth day, two cadres dragged me to the interrogation room and tried me again. They ferociously asked me:” Today, do you want to account?” I said:” I know nothing, but the fact that we didn’t do bad things!” My answer angered the village cadres. One of them grabbed my hair and hit my face hardly. Another cadre took a baton and shocked my body. I fainted in pain. When I woke up, I was already lying on bed at home. My family members told me, only after I fainted, the village committee informed my family to pay a fine of RMB 8000 in order to get me released. My family heard that money could rescue me, and paid the fine the right day the village committee informed. But my family members didn’t expect that they would see me in heavy injuring and unconsciousness.

For my safety, my family does not agree me to go to the gatherings again, I became very upset and there were a few times, I secretly went to the gatherings. At last, my action was found by my parents, due to the concern of my safety, they became very angry with this. For my parents, I no longer have the gut to go to the gathering, depressingly caged myself in my house, and I started to become very quiet. My parents were sad seeing me like this, and began looking for ways to help me leaving from this country. On 10th March 2012, I came to the United States of America. Here, I can again return to church, and meet with these good brothers and sisters.

May Jesus get you away from difficulties.

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author avatar A K Rao
17th Jul 2012 (#)

Interesting readng dear friend! Yes, it is one's own decision and belief to believe in what and what not! Thanks !

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author avatar Zhi Han Chew
17th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes! It shouldn't be deprived by the government! Feeling so sad to the native Chinese citizens.

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