Undoubtedly there are hearts that are willing to help whichever part of the world, humanitarian actions in kind, financial resources, volunteers, military, medical teams and other forms are visible. It just reminded me of a question in my logic class are humans born good or bad. In entirety the rightful answer would be humans are born good for the mere fact that we would always act mannerly in situations like this. I couldn’t even see any other motives of not helping out each other, for indeed we all live in one planet. Just like what happened to other nations like Japan, Thailand, Haiti that was stricken by natural disasters humanitarian acts were present.
The Philippines has always been very vulnerable to typhoons that we are already used to. We cannot even grasp the totality of damage and lives taken. As it was said to be the strongest storm to ever landfall and it decided to visit the country. Every year we experience typhoons, landslide, floods that goes with it but all the time we manage to survive, lives are taken away but we move on. We try to live again.
We are used to tough times like these, but who can ever be ready for such a huge and massive amount of rain and strong wind all together partying in the islands of our country. And just left us with trash and devastate all what we live and worked hard for.
In this sense we live in this world and gained things, but we depart from it and do not bring any of it. Ecclesiastes 8:15 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
Now we start at zero, what is important is we get food for people to eat and water to drink and be thankful that we are still alive. It will take time for people and especially the land to heal but we are all together to build a new place to live, there are numbers of brothers and sisters our countrymen and even other nations who are one with us.
Everything is wiped out many things, houses, businesses, livelihood and a lot of lives were taken away the mere hope to hold on to survive is even harder but do not let go of it because the Lord’s mercy is new every morning.
I believe the Philippines is still protected by God’s love because we could just all be wiped out and nothing could have been left, it can ALL just be gone, but some remained, given chance to live and renew our hope and lives! WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION we believe IN GOD and our God is alive. And He has a promise that everything that has gone or destroyed will be restored! He is a God of restoration.
This event is an act to shatter and weaken our soul and spirits as John 10:10 says The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. But Jesus said in the latter that He has come to give us life and live it to the full.
We may have our own opinions specially the ones on the social media about all that is happening now, negative or positive lets us all just be HUMANS and only side to what should be done. To help, reach out and save more lives and ultimately pray because they will never go unheard and void. Our father knows what we need as a nation, food for the soul and spirit to take courage. And all shall be provided in Jesus name.
It has been said in 1Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
We will be established! Philippines will recover from this catastrophic event. Not only Visayas will be restored but the whole nation. And God will not forget about the hearts of generous people who gave their efforts, time and resources to help even other nations who extended their help as well they will be rewarded from above.
Let us all just be an encouragement to one another.I am far away from my country now but I know in this way I can extend my heartfelt support, sympathy and empathy and keep us motivated despite this tragic times, in my own little way may it be an encouragement to whomever might take time to read it. I am mourning with the Filipinos all over the world and uniting with the nation’s will to survive this historic storm that has passed our country. God bless us all.
PRAYING for PHILIPPINES