Hayati had a dream the night before the earthquake and in her dream she has built a house but it has no roof which symbolically means no protection.
Suddenly, there was an earthquake in that very morning. She told her husband about the dream she had last night and that maybe this was a sign that many people will die. Then about one minute later, the earthquake stopped. They went outside the house and shouted others to do the same “Let’s get out, let’s get out! Alas, it was not the end. A wave from the sea as tall as two coconut trees was coming onto the land like a dark wooden plank. “Where shall we go?” They all shouted in fear and asked her.
She became so confused and saw a mosque and said, “This is the house of God, let’s all go in!” They all kneeled in the hall and prayed. Hayati said she prayed earnestly like a Christian. She forgot she was a Muslim.
She prayed, “Dear God, dear Lord, please protect us at this time, do not destroy us Oh God! Do not be angry at us. Dear God, forgive us, forgive our sins. Lord Jesus, do not forsake me.” Everyone was chanting “Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus!”
Then the miracle happened. The water stopped about one metre away from the building. When they realised that the water had stopped, they were all crying and everyone believed and was proclaiming that the Lord Jesus had saved them at that time. There was no one else to turn to but Him.
They went up to the mountain after that incident. When the waters receded, they came back down and saw that everywhere around the mosque were bodies. That was when she realised the full meaning of her dream that the house was not ready. There was no roof which means no protection. The village did not have Jesus. Jesus saved her and the people around her for the testimony of the the woman- Hayati, who has Jesus in her heart. As a result, many came to believe in Christ Jesus because of her testimony.
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13 NIV)