God of Wonders

If there is one part of history in the Old testament where God’s powers were displayed. It was during the time of Moses.

  • The Burning Bush
  • The serpent turning staff
  • The ten plagues
  • The sea divided into two
  • Pillars of cloud and fire
  • Ten Commandments
  • Manna from heaven
  • Water from the rock

And the list goes on. During this time, it was very rich in experiences where lots of us are asking now to happen. The display of God’s wonders. We look up in the sky, hoping to see something unusual. An incredible snap of God’s finder that will clear the traffic, make us healthy instantly, or just one touch and the deal of our life is served right in front of us. Or maybe, the experience of hearing God, receiving food daily from heaven and water that never runs out.

Friends, those who lived during those times were amazed. Yes they were! But at the same time they were not satisfied for long. They complained. They questioned, and some turned their backs. How many miracles needed for them to believe everyday? God can make the sun stand still for us in days and be amazed, but then what? So God said, it’s about time to make it permanent. The greatest wonder of all. To send His son, Jesus. Be human. Live a normal life, and show the way how to live. Accepted death, Rose again, so that we too may live.

Life’s greatest miracle is the essence of who God is… LOVE.

A great show of God’s power can still be seen on how the sun and stars remain hanging up there, or how a small seed can turn into a tree. But what remains is the greatest display of His power inside our hearts when we allow Him to be our God. It blesses us permanently, and blesses the world around us. Simple smile, hug, touch, care, concern… love.

Hang on there, your life is God’s complete showcase of His love and blessings. Let Him be God. Receive His miracles.

HAPPY SUNDAY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Dreus Cosio

Even the Bad Times

 

by Kristine Zorilla

One time, I was randomly browsing through my Facebook feed when a friend suddenly posted a quote about a fight with his current girlfriend. Out of nowhere I just had the urge to add a comment: “We cannot change people, we can only love them as much as we can.”

He noticed my comment and we ended up having a quick chat. He thanked me for the advice afterwards and told me that he felt better after our conversation.

I always feel glad whenever I get to comfort a good friend. But then, I thought of reflecting on my own advice – Are we really willing to just love people? Are we patient? Are we selfless?

The common reason for the failure of a relationship is when one party becomes more concerned of his own interest that the other. It is sometimes hard not to want to change our partners becomes as individuals we have our specific preferences of perfection.

But if you’re wondering why your relationships keep failing, maybe because all this time you’ve been selfish. You’ve probably become more concerned of your satisfaction that his or her affection.

Friend, don’t bring up the past by trying to change someone according to your preferences.

Love is not about the good memories, but those times when he or she’s in her worst self but you’re still willing to listen to his or her woes. Love is not about the time you bonded over romantic campfire at the beach, but those random Sunday afternoons when you’ve no money and you can still have a great time while dining at 7/11. Love is not just all about the good times, but even the bad times.

If it’s the opposite of everything I said above then it’s not love.

Let’s spend our year of mercy by loving the special people in our lives, our family, our friends and even our enemies. Have a blessed Sunday! ♥