Monday, October 16, 2017

A New Song!

"O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things!" Psalm 98:1

It's glorious to wake up wanting to sing. Not many people experience that but it's possible if our hearts are filled with gratitude. If we can see the hand of God in our lives, and know that He is there, a constant presence even through the bad times, we can have a joy and peace beyond understanding. 

Yesterday afternoon I was listening to the testimony of two of my dear friends, Roel and Chonette Villa, who were featured on Inquirer's Radio show, Kakaiba Ka. They are members of our community, Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord), but the journey to where they are now is full of heartbreak and desolation. 

In 2008, Roel started his own company and for some time, he did so well, they lived a very good life, having the best that money could buy. But in 2008, his clients slowly disappeared and they were left with nothing, as in they were evicted from their condo and had to leave everything behind. Chonette hated Roel so much she didn't care what he did. She hated God and she would berate God, shout at Him, and accuse Him of hitting her while she was down. Roel tried to kill himself 3 times because he was so depressed but each time, he would remember his children, his wife, his mom, and decide not to. 

They were invited to the Choices Seminar given by Pathways, and during the first talk felt that the speaker was talking about them. After the first talk, Roel got a call and was offered a job. That was the start of the journey of getting to know God, His love for them, and His plan. Now they are both joyfully serving Him because of the gratitude they have in their hearts. They can even say thank you for the problems they had because of all that they learned and how God used it to bring them closer to Him. 

Yes Lord, You can do wonderful things in our life, if only we let You in. Nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with You! 

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