Monthly Archives: August 2008

Marka

Kapag ako’y wala na
Sana ay may malabing marka
Sa bawat hakbang sa lupa
Nawa’y langit ang tatak ng paa

Sa aking pag ka kristiano
Gawa ng Diyos at di tao
Makita ng lahat ng puso
Magsilbing sinag sa tungo

Sa aking mahal na bayan
Dasal ay biyayang walang hanggan
Sa pagbibigay ng sarili
Di malimot,mailibing ang pagsisilbi

Sa aking pamilya’t kaibigan
Mga oras ng tuwa at kabiguan
Sinilang sana ay buhay
Sa bawat bigkas at kampay

Walang lakas upang maiukit
Mahina at maliit aking tinig
O Diyos, basbasan mo ang nasa
Ngalan Mo sana, maiwang marka

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Sampu

Nawala na aking direksyon
Lakad ko’y hindi na ayon
Ika’y nasa aking tabi pa rin
Pagmamahal ang ‘yong hangarin

Mga pangako ko’y natangay
Lakas ng hangin ang gumabay
Nananatili ka pa ring tapat
Di ko masuklian ng dapat

Kayrami na ng mga buwan at araw
Na di ka pansin kahit gumalaw
Kamay mo’y nakadantay
Lagi-lagi sa aking buhay

Pumarito at pumaroon
Bigkis natin ang baston
Buhay na di marangya
Langit sa ‘yong mukha

Lahat ng sa’kin ay sa iyo
Dasal ko’y pangako natin di maglaho
Asawa, maligayang anibersaryo
Sa ating taong ika-sampu

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We asked for the world and God gave it to us

When we were young and were part of Christ Youth in Action (CYA) catholic charismatic groups for young people in the Philippines, we always prayed that God will make us His vessels of mission and vision for impacting the wider church. Not withstanding the boundaries of our country, God has bestowed in us the call to bring and share His work beyond the Philippines.

I have realized this as my family went to Albany, New York, USA after I got an employment based visa to the USA. We never dreamed of coming to another country. In fact, I’ve never put myself into such pressure to work abroad. But this opportunity came very swiftly that we even did not put money in coming where we are right now.

Before this, I have been questioning the decision of some brothers and sisters in the community wanting to go and live abroad. I have always been a consistent backer of living our prime to serve God and His people in the Philippines. Beloved brothers and sisters just went on to fulfill their decision as they left us continue our work in our group. They went to USA, United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, Dubai, parts of the Middle East, and neighboring nations in Southeast Asia, like Singapore, just to name a few.

I was delighted to hear news from them when I hear that they are making such an impact in their respective workplaces and still continue to share the vision of serving God and His people, even they aren’t with us anymore. I still remember the words I shared to one sister when her family was set to migrate to Maine, USA…”Walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). These brothers and sisters have shown that they continue to live for God thru their consistent daily personal communion with God and finding ways to serve God in the secular society. They are making a difference and still has the spirit of the vision and mission we had when we were all young.

We asked God for the world and God gave it to us. We did not realize that He will answer our prayers and bring us to places we never thought we would be. He sent us to places where we can give Him glory and make Him glorified. He gives us the grace when He sends us to any place. I believe this is His call to us. He gave the world to us when we asked Him that the young may impact the world for Jesus. We respond to Him by walking in faith and not by sight.

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