Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 24-30 April 2016
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
If you have been in the Philippines lately, you will see many vehicles using temporary license plates for their vehicles. Getting vehicular plates in the country is not a walk in the park. It will take you forever to get one.
But it is nothing compared with the plight of commuters in our rail transport wherein people fall in line for kilometers just to ride a train. If you do manage to ride a train, you will end up praying a lot for the train to arrive at your destination without breaking down. Such train breakdowns are common here, too.
Such occurrences have made the Filipinos tired and fed up. But the upcoming elections will give us a new hope for a brighter future. We will exercise our right to choose our leader.
God, though cannot be elected, is always up for a bright future for us. His words are a testament to His promise of hope and life everlasting. He is different from a politician that promises everything and then fails to realize their promises. He promises like them, but He makes sure that the promises He has given will be fulfilled provided that we do not give up our hope and faith in Him despite the challenges we face in our lives. The death of His son on the cross is the greatest testament of His love for us.
At this incoming week, let us ask God for us to be strong in our beliefs and faith, that we may be able to experience the presence of God’s unfailing graces and love for us..
God’s promises are the testament of His love for us.