In the field service, during my preaching to a householder, she interrupted me and said: “I would ask something, after getting answer you can continue!” I said ok. She said: “I was not believing in the existence of a God until recently. Last month, in the middle of the night, I got an emergency call from my hospital to attend to a complicated caesarean case. I rushed immediately and did a successful work, and was returning. It was around 3 ‘O’ clock in the morning. My car had a break-down on my way back. To my shock, I realized that I had not taken my mobile phone. I was literally in panic, yet there was nothing to do except remaining in the car locked from inside.
After some time, two youngsters came on a bike. The asked me whether I needed any help. I said no. But to my yet another shock, they did not go. They parked their bike on the side and remained there talking to each other, calling somebody over their phone. After some time one more bike came and joined them. I was thinking I am going to be raped and killed. I had no God to pray to as I was an atheist—which was the inheritance from my schooling.
Each second passed like years. To my surprise, no untoward incident took place. When the sun rose, the gang approached me and asked again what help they should do for me. I said: “I am physician. Let me make a call to my hospital so that they may send some vehicle to take me to my home.” They immediately gave their mobile phone.
I asked them why they remained around my car, as though guarding me and my vehicle. They said they are actually criminals. But they knew that the place is very dangerous for a woman to be alone in a car. Hence they thought of guarding me. When they saw the hospital vehicle arriving, they left.
When I went to save the lives of two people in the middle of the night forgetting my sleep, I had a problem on my way back. And who arranged help for me? This incident was enough for me to believe in a power behind this universe, who acts with discretion. If I know that there is a God who exists and helps even the atheist, why should you preach to people about God, you are wasting your time.
I became dumb for a moment. I thanked her and left. Yet I was not a loser, because that was my last witnessing, going out in the field-ministry.