Sunday, November 10, 2013

God is watching Us

"God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made them. But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world, and they who are in his possession experience it. But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace. For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself. As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord shall be their King forever. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with his elect." Wisdom 2:23–3:9

The recent event in my home country - the Philippines, is unfathomable to anyone who watched the news. The whole world watched how Typhoon Haiyan pounded the city of Tacloban and neighboring towns weeks after the devastation of the same towns from a magnitude of 7.1 earthquake shattered not only my people's homes but their spirits.

The human soul can take so much but the human body is weak and fragile. Many died during the earthquake and more were claimed during the typhoon. The world is now wondering how can we recover from this?
Relief kept coming from all over the world to help my Philippines. It only proves one thing. People care. Despite the war and hatred in other parts of the world we can still believe that there is hope. People are basically good especially in these times of trials.
Time and again when we feel that we are losing hope God send us his love through the people who care for us. And just knowing that there are people who truly care, help us ease the pain.
Everything happens for a reason.
We don't need to know it.
We only need to keep the faith.
-Ruthi Orona-Gregoire

----------------------Spiritual Musing Sunday-------------------------

Lord, we know that you are watching us
We also know that everything that is happening right now is your will
Give us then the grace of acceptance
And help us to understand your ways
With all the trials that we have to go through
Help us to question not your judgment
But rather keep the faith.

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