Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What would Jesus do?


Metro Manila, the most progressive region in the country cannot find security on its own as Ondoy(international name Ketsana) submerged houses, properties and even lives of our fellow Filipinos who became victims of this calamity. Indeed last Saturday, September 26 was a heart breaking history which we all hope would never happen again.

And as we look back and find how all of us had been a part of it:

Children cry...
Victims grumble and whine...
Women were helpless...
Men were devastated...
Entire nation is crushed...
Some people encourage and comfort...
Others provide support...

In spite of all, it's comforting to know that we still have a choice.
For the victims they could choose to complain or accept, loose hope or move on, blame or take responsibility, remain in the dark or find light. For the blessed others who were not affected by "Ondoy" they could choose to share or withhold, to respond or be passive.

But if you'll ask the Bible about this? Honestly you'll wonder what does it tell us in bad times such as this? It's crystal clear!

"Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
-- James 2:15-17

"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. "
-- 2 Chronicles 7:14

May this tragedy, painful as it is, be a wake up call for all believers to renew their faith, respond to the need of others and recommit themselves to love this country and help rebuild our nation.

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