A Breeze of Good Deeds #31: The Nameless vs The Faithful

Published on August 08, 2012

Yesterday, someone with a very “juicy” mind related the date 08/07/12 to Genesis 8:7-12. The cynics panicked thinking that, “Oh my God, it’s the story of Noah, God is wiping out the Philippines!”

But as I tweeted last night,

If you read that chapter, the rain has already stopped. Good try, people! So that you know, it also mentions, God remembers Noah

So I claim that I am Noah. And that God will NEVER abandon me.

Now is not the time to be a pessimist. Turn everything bad into a positive thing; it will make you see God’s wonders clearer.

As of this writing, the creek near our house already overflowed. But with the magic of God’s hands, PAG-ASA announced that the RED warning has been lifted, at least for the next three hours.

As we learned that the creek has overflowed, the first thing my mom told me “Hoy yung mga sapatos mo ipanik mo na!” I know, I know! Nauna pang isipin ng nanay ko ang mga sapatos ko! :p Seriously, when Ondoy hit us three years ago, we were caught off guard so most of my shoes were washed out. That same year, some pieces of furniture were destroyed. So today as we were planning what to place on higher grounds, we realized that some of our things are not even three years old! But then again, it was a reminder that WE SURVIVED ONDOY! It was a reminder of God’s mercy on us. It was a reminder of how blessed we are that we even managed to share something to those who were not as lucky as we were. It was a reminder that though God takes something away from you, you simply have to let go because He will never cease to provide.

With all the bad news, good-hearted people never fail to come to the rescue.

The person/s behind @MMDA, @dost_pagasa and all the other Twitter accounts who made the lives of every Filipino, especially the commuting public easier…

All the brave rescuers who are risking their own lives to save others…

My bosses (and probably yours too) who checked the welfare of everybody in the wee hours of the morning, perfect example of Safety First Before Business…

All those who donated and are continuously donating for the relief of those who are greatly affected…

All the family members and friends who untiringly show concern. When someone asks me “Musta Je” or tells me “Ingat ha”, it just feels extra special! It speaks of genuine love and concern. I even receive messages from as far as the USA just to check out if my family is safe.

And the list goes on.

So if for a moment you think that God has abandoned you, think again!

Taken from Ruth's blog:

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” --- Deut 31:6 

Deut 31:6, I can’t connect it to 8/8/12. Hahaha! Sorry, bukas hanap ako ng 8:9-12. :p

Ruth, thanks for sharing that verse!!! :)

We survived Ondoy. We can survive this nameless monsoon thingy!  

Etong monsoon chorva habagat eklavu na parang starlet, walang pangalan pero panay ang pasikat! Malalaos ka rin! Malalaos ka ni God!!! --- Je's Book of Ka-Echosan, not in any way taken from the Bible :p

Be safe, people! And yes, stay faithful!

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