A time to celebrate

She got discouraged but she did not give up. The pressure of time and strain of finances did not stop her from reaching her goals. Three colleges, tons of medical cases requirements (some of them were "repeats" as she transfer from one school to the other) a lot of family drama (i missed her graduation day) and sacrifices, arguments, and eight years later, my sister finally reaped the product of her labor. On January 31, 2010 we celebrated with the thousands who passed the Philippine National Licensure Exam. You deserve it little sis. I am so proud of you.

Ps. 136:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

A verse highlighted in green caught my eye as I read my Bible today. The verse is found in Genesis 18:14 " Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."

Is anything too hard for the Lord? - He created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1), He parted the Red Sea (Exodus 14), He sweetened the Bitter Waters of Marah (Ex 15:23-27), He provided Israelites with mannah and quails from heaven (Ex.16), He caused the water to flow out of the rock (Ex 17), He caused the sun and moon to stand still for the Israelites which led to their victory (Josh 9), with God's leading, the walls of Jericho fell down (Josh 6), He healed Naaman leprosy (2 kings 5) - considered incurable in those days and purposely instructed Naaman to dip in the dirty waters of Jordan River to show his power.He forgave a sinner 7 times (Mary), He stilled a storm, made the lame walk, raised the dead. He died and rose again. Seriously, Is anything too hard for the Lord?

May 11

May 11, 1998 eleven years ago a tragedy hit my family killing my younger brother Lloyd. Last night I dreamed about him. I saw his young face smiling back at me – bringing up once again the pain that was buried deep in my heart. They said time heals all wound but each time I remember that fateful day the wound in my heart breaks anew. Death - an enemy that no one can defeat. Death can snatch away our loved ones or even ourselves in the blinking of an eye. We cannot fight against death by ourselves but the good news is Jesus fought death and he already won and one day will put an end to death and give those who believes in Him eternal life. It would be a great reunion for families separated by death to see each other again when Jesus comes - I am looking forward to that day. Until then, I will be missing my brother and allow father time to heal my wound.