Sitting here in desk, watching the TV news, on the radio, newspapers, It would make you delirious if you have family, relatives, love ones,living in those affected areas of Haiyan/Yolanda Super Typhoon who has 235kph speed, A signal #4 Typhoon. It is estimated, 10, 000 possible casualties and missing in eastern visayas and 58 confirmed dead in Northern Cebu, 1 in Bohol and more missing people. The Land was desolate, It’s not a month yet, after that 7.2 magnitude earthquake that Hit Bohol and Cebu, and now here it is another calamity.
My heart is aching seeing people on the Television, looting for food, fighting, killing for their survival, attacking grocery stores for food and essential things,crying helplessly, lost and don’t know what to do looking at the cold dead body of their love ones, whose bright smile they cannot see anymore. Some are almost out of their minds don’t know where to find their love ones who are missing, they even don’t know if they are alive. Haiyan/yolanda wrecked my country. ;( I was thankful, very very thankful to God for sparing me and my family here in central part of Cebu. But I know God reserved judgement for each and everyone of us.
Roads are still blocked by the debris the typhoon left, relief goods aren’t reaching yet the people who badly needed it. A lot of donations been already done by the government and private sectors, I just hope that all that were donated will really be spend for it’s purpose not on selfish desires and motives of the people who are on the authority of holding it. All I want are your precious prayers for my beloved country and fellow Filipinos and believers. For me Prayers are more precious than anything. Praying is an act of directing all the problem in God’s hands.
Prophet Habakkuk prayed to God to revive His work in the midst of the years. (Habakkuk 3:2) God’s people need revival. King Solomon was told by God the requirement before God will heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, turn from our wicked ways then God will hear us. But the problem is that the people, yeah I know they prayed and seeking God, but the question is “to whom” there prayers where directed?
Haggai 2:17 “I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord”
Amos 4:10 “I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.”
Amos 4:8 “So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.“
God send this calamities for us to turn unto Him, yet so many people doesn’t knew Him. What I am doing? What A christian like me, professing that Jesus Christ my one and only Saviour have been doing? Aren’t Am I at ease? Am I doing my work (John 9:4)? Am I proclaiming Him in the every and best way I could? Oh, Lord I am ashamed before thy face.
It’s for the Believers/Christians duty to let all people knew Him… I hope and pray that all these things that happened would wake as up from these long sleep of denial and being content living at ease. Maybe we are already forgetting the price paid for our Salvation and God is reminding us through these things. Instead of blaming and hating God, Let’s come unto Him and ask Him to “Revive His work in the midst of the years” as what prophet Habakkuk
prayed when Israel was set for God’s Judgement. aren’t we seeing ourselves now on what had happened a thousands of years ago on the Old Testament?
What if your blessings come through raindrops
What if your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights,
Is what its takes to know your near,
What if trials of this life is your mercies in disguise…. – (Blessings-Laura Story)
All we need is God’s presence, when storms like these arises!
Whether you’re a Filipino or not, as members of the human race, we’re all in this together. I am fortunate that I live in Manila and the eye of the storm wasn’t in our area but whenever I see and hear about the devastation Typhoon Yolanda has caused (like this personal account here and report here), it’s hard to just look the other way. I hope, wherever you are in the world, you spare a little bit of your time and effort to help a brother/sister out. Here’s an updated list of relief centers gathered by Rappler.com. Be someone’s beacon of hope. Be that ray of sunshine in someone’s life. You can make a difference.