Source: God Reports, December 14, 2016
“Hajira” was raised in a prominent, loving, Muslim family in the Middle East. One evening her family, along with their cooks, drivers, and servants, went out to the desert to enjoy an evening bonfire under the moonlight. It was an annual tradition, and this year they set up camp near some rocky hills.
After dinner she went for a short walk through the desert with her brothers and sisters. Her father and mothers remained near the bonfire with the servants.
“While we were walking, I knew something bite my leg,” she recounts. “We saw a big snake moving fast after biting me.” Within seconds Hajira became unconscious and they rushed her to the hospital. She lapsed into a coma that lasted four days.
When she finally woke up she was unable to move and felt severe pain. “I heard doctors discussing renal failure and increasing fibrinolysis. Nobody thought I would live.”
Listening to the doctors, Hajira began to lose hope and tried to prepare herself for death. “I turned my face to the wall and wept. I did not want others to see my tears. I prayed to God for a painless death.” Then she drifted off to sleep.
While Hajira slept, something very unusual happened. An angel appeared to her and said, “Call upon Jesus, the Son of the Most High, who was crucified and died for you and rose from the dead.”
The words of the angel irritated her. “Prophet Jesus, the son of Mary? He was not crucified; and also he was not greater than my prophet,” she told the angel, reflecting her teachings under Islam.
“You are wrong,” the angel replied. “Jesus is the Lord of the prophets. He is the true Savior. He can heal you from all sickness and save you from sin and death. Call upon him with your heart and mouth.”
When Hajira awakened she saw her brother standing beside her. “Did you have a dream?” he asked. “I heard you were talking … something about the prophet Jesus?”
She described what the angel said in her dream. “I thought he would become angry,” she recounts, but his response surprised her.
He said he had an experience with Jesus in a dust storm when he and his team were involved in a military operation. The experience touched his heart and left him with many questions.
Hajira and her brother joined hands at the bedside, and he began to pray: “Jesus, if you are the true savior, show us the way. Jesus, if you are the true savior, forgive our sins. Jesus, if you are the true savior, heal both our physical and mental sickness. Jesus, if you are the true savior, send somebody to us for further guidance.”
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