Gas Stop Miracle

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whosoever believes in Him might not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)

On Friday evening, December 18, 1998, I decided to go see a friend. Later, at about 11 p.m. I left his home. I started the car and I found that the gas level was low. So I decided to fill up the car. On my way home, I saw that the Shell gas station along Prince of Wales (in Ottawa) was still open. So I drove in and took off the gas tank lid and put it on the trunk of my car with the inner part facing up. I tried to fill the car but noticed that there wasn’t any gas coming out, so I went to ask the guy sitting in the office why this was so. The reason was very simple: the gas station was closed!

I asked if I could put some gas in, but the attendant said no. I felt unhappy so I got into the car and drove away. I went back home and got to sleep. But I had this very strong sense, or impression, you might say, “Something is unfinished!” I had no idea what this meant as I did not pursue God directly at that time. The next morning, when I woke up, the exact same thing happened again. That strong sense was there, that “Something is unfinished!” I felt so certain that someone was trying to communicate with me, even God. Suddenly, I remembered that I didn’t put the gas tank lid back on my car when I drove away from that gas station the previous night! Yes, someone was trying to communicate with me!

I told my wife I needed to go back to the gas station since I thought that this is where it would be (I thought it would have probably fallen off right there at the station just as I was leaving). Also, just to let you know, there were several turns involved in getting out of that gas station, so I figured it really would have fallen off there, and would have still probably been there (unless, of course, someone had found it and picked it up since that time). I also felt that it was unlikely that someone would have taken it, since gas tank lids are often quite specific for the car (one size does not fit all). I prayed for God’s help to let me find it. If I could not find it, I knew I would need to go to buy a new one (which I did not want to do).

To my amazement, when I got down to the parking lot where I had parked my car (where I live), I was delighted to see the gas tank lid still sitting there on the trunk of my car! To me, this was truly amazing! It is a long way from that Shell gas station to my home — so many turns and the road is not too flat, either. Being an engineer, I studied the situation for a while. Just to test things out and see if it was scientifically feasible to have been able to carry that gas tank lid all the way from the gas station to home, I decided to try a little experiment. This is what I did: I did not touch the gas tank lid, but instead left it sitting right there on the trunk of the car where it lay. Then, as normal, I got in the car and started it up. I put the car into gear and began to move it just a little, and — lo! — the gas tank lid fell off IMMEDIATELY from the trunk and onto the ground!!!

I want you to know that I am a very serious scentist, having earned my Ph.D. and being employed by a major telecommunications company. After careful and thorough examination, I have to conclude, as a scientist that what happened was indeed a true miracle from God, who wanted to show me and to remind me that, “I am always with you. Don’t stop praying and don’t forget my words (from the Holy Bible).” The purpose of this message, then, is to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so that you also might believe in God, that he exists, that he sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for you, and that he cares for you and loves you very very much — so much that Jesus really did die for you on a cross, in order to forgive you for your sins, in accordance with the following passage of Scripture:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whosoever believes in Him might not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)

I want to challenge you, also, to sincerely believe in him from this moment forward. God is so good.

I also wish to take this opportunity to thank all the former authors of Instructions to Glory, who dedicated so much to write those helpful and instructive articles. I love them so much.

Merry Christmas to you all! Holy love!

Shiquan Wu

Nortel Wireless
Woodline II