Everyday Living

Delivered from bug by the Lord (Apr 2016)

I have a great fear of bugs and creepy crawlies, especially those that can fly. A couple of months ago in summer, I was out hanging the laundry when I suddenly heard the loud buzzing of a bug, and glimpsed something like a large cicada, right behind me. Immediately, I ran some distance away even though I hadn’t finished putting on the pegs yet. I couldn’t see the bug because of the hanging laundry, but I didn’t dare to go back to the clothesline, and because I was alone at home I had no one to turn to for help.

In desperation, I looked up and asked God, “Lord, what am I going to do? How am I going to finish hanging the laundry?” Just as I was fretting about what to do, the very next moment I saw a bird fly towards the clothesline, dip intentionally, then fly off to the fence. Feeling amazed, I asked God, “Lord, did You just send a bird to eat that bug for me?” I wasn’t entirely sure because my view was partially blocked and I didn’t see the bird actually getting it, but I knew ordinarily a bird wouldn’t dip in its flight like that. I cautiously went towards the clothesline and checked, and the bug was indeed gone! I was able to finish hanging the laundry without fear and feeling so loved and protected. The Lord is indeed a very present help in time of need, and He is always with us hearing our every cry! O Praise the Lord! – J. M. Koh


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