A Divine Encounter
Tang Yue, China
Taking her six-year-old son by the hand, Tang Yue didn’t expect anything unusual to happen as she walked from her home to the nearby market. Little did she know that she was about to experience a divine encounter.
Tang Yue believed in God, and on Sundays she met together with other Christian believers. But at the moment, her thoughts were centered on what she needed to get at the market. As she walked down the street, two kindlooking men approached her and stopped.
“You know,” said one, “keeping Sunday is not from the Bible.” He held up a Bible and showed the astonished Tang Yue texts regarding the seventh-day Sabbath. Encouraging her to see for herself, the other man told her, “You can search the Internet, and see what day is really the Sabbath day.”
Then the men concluded their brief presentation by telling Tang Yue, “Jesus came to this world, and the ‘Saturday church’ is really the church of God.” Then as quickly as they had come, the two men disappeared into the crowd.
Astonished by this strange, brief meeting, Tang Yue went home and began searching the Internet for answers to the questions the strangers had raised. To her surprise, she came across an amazing Web site in Chinese that had answers to her questions, including clear answers about the seventh day, Saturday, being God’s true Sabbath. The Web site also offered easy-to-follow Bible studies. Learning that the Web site was from a Seventh-day Adventist ministry, she wondered if there might be an Adventist church nearby that she could visit.
During another Internet search, Tang Yue was happy to learn that there was an Adventist church in her city, and she decided to visit. Surely there must be something special about this church, she thought to herself.
Finding her way to the church the following Sabbath, Tang Yue looked for the two men who had approached her on the street, but she didn’t see them. In fact, she never saw them again.
But she keeps returning to the Adventist church and believes that she has found her spiritual home. “[This church] is teaching very closely to the Bible,” says Tang Yue. “It is very different from the Sunday church. I believe that what the Adventists are teaching is the truth and that Jesus is coming soon.”
Tang Yue continues to worship regularly with Seventh-day Adventists who meet together in an apartment within a city in central China.
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