God’s Awesome Love #20

There’s this person I’m working with who is really critical about Jesus and the Catholic faith. He is a Catholic, but has many questions regarding the religion and about Jesus himself. There were many instances when my faith was challenged because of his questions (hence, this blog entry) which were often coupled with sarcasm. Sometimes, I lost confidence talking about God in his presence.

One day, I was listening to a praise and worship song, and he was singing with me! He finds time to research the bible verse where those worship songs are based on. At another time, he also exclaimed that there is no forever, except with Jesus.

Indeed, Jesus reveals Himself to any thing or person if we just seek Him and open our hearts to His divine presence. And I thank the Lord that I found Jesus in that instance through that person, through that most unlikely person. Truly, God is awesome like that. 🙂

God’s Awesome Love #15

Late last year, my mother was experiencing irregular bleeding. She already had a menopause about 10 years ago. So it’s quite alarming that we decided to consult a doctor last February. So about a month ago, we had a cancer scare when the doctor said that it could possibly be a cancer.

I didn’t write about it or speak about it to many people because somewhat, talking about it makes it real. I was trying to deny it until I realized that I need the prayers of my friends to help us get through it when the worst happens.

My friends and SFC family were my prayer warriors. With God’s grace, the test results all come negative contrary to what the doctor initially assessed. The bleeding was gone after some medication. Indeed, prayers move mountains.

I am so grateful to all the people who’ve prayed for my mother. Just a day after I asked my SFC household to pray for her, the first result come out negative. A week after that, my mother underwent a minor surgery, and the doctor said that based on her observation, the tissues she got for the biopsy test is not cancer-looking. We are yet to get the biopsy results but I am confident that with God’s grace, the conclusive results will be negative.

God’s Awesome Love #11

I found a note somewhere in my files written last August 13. And it was another touch of God’s love. The note says:

“I woke up today with a text message from my mother bearing a not so good news. Having been woken up with a mind that is still groggy from lack of sleep, and without realizing yet how blessed I am to still have my two eyes open to the wonders of today, I created a reply for my mother. The content of the text I created wasn’t grace-bearing. It implied my annoyance to that news. But before I could send that text, some angel may have whispered in my ears to call my mother instead. So we talked about it. I told her how sorry I am for the helplessness of the situation. I can’t even begin to think how I am supposed to help. But mama, with her ever endless understanding told me not to worry about it… that they were alright.

So we talked about other things, and somehow everything seemed alright.
We parted with her saying that I should go home this weekend. I intend to and I realize how blessed I am that I have started my day talking to my mother. For some who see their family every day, who talk to them regularly, that experience may have not been considered a blessing. But I consider it one. I realized that hearing my mother is one of God’s ways to remind me that I am loved. I guess I just missed them.”

God’s Awesome Love #10

When you wake up without the ring of your alarm clock. That you wake up at all. And that you wake up with enough strength to get up.

Normally, when I have the time of the month for the first day, I can’t go to the office without the aid of Ibuprofen. Unfortunately today, I don’t have a supply. But. I was able to come here! The pain did not go away. I was only aided by God’s strength, which I fervently asked when I realized my lack of Ibuprofen. And until now, the 2 Advils I got from the clinic are lying on my desk as I say, “No, I don’t need you.” 😉

God’s Awesome Love #8

When I am affirmed that not being able to answer every question about Christ doesn’t make me less of a Christian… That some things we can be taught about, some things we can learn from books, but there are things that we just have to see and feel.

St. Augustine had said it better: “Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.”

God’s Awesome Love #5

My uniform’s still wet when I woke up. I have to iron it twice and expose it to the electric fan to make it dry or at least bearable to wear. Wearing a not-entirely-dry uniform is not a comfortable feeling. 😦 And then when I ride the jeepney for work, I realized that my wallet is not in my bag. (I can’t be sure where it is even now. :/) Just when I was telling myself that this is quite a day already, I saw my cousin waiting for me, with a bag she brought for me! I also received MMK text messages from her affirming me of the importance of the work that I do for the Lord and for the family.

These little reminders that far outweigh my worries and doubts. This God’s awesome love. 🙂