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Days, weeks, and months had passed since EN2010 happened here in Manila, Philippines. Actually, one of my closest friends and I planned to attend the once in a lifetime 3-day experience concert and conference with our fellow Christians. Unfortunately, only my bff got the ticket, I wasn’t employed yet and got no source of financial support to register in the said event. I was so frustrated and depressed due to that fact, knowing that lot of my friends, acquaintance and former classmates converted were able to buy one of the passes. As well as the presence of Darlene Zschech, Hillsong’s worship leader and song writer, added to my burden and regret.
Anyways, it was just last Sunday when I knew that the 2nd day of EN2010 held in SMX Convention Center last July 23, they attempted to record “The Most Languages Performed in a Song (with Multiple Singers from Different Countries): singing “Amazing Grace” by estimated number of 19,173 from 45 nations and 50 different languages including Filipino, Arabic, Mandarin, Zulu, Farsi, Spanish, Cherokee Indian and more. Closest to the Auld Lang Syne spot sung by 200 people under Communal Singing category.
The said victory was led by Every Nation Ministries and Victory Christian Fellowship: joined forces with other Christian churches here in Philippines.
“Amazing Grace,” published in 1779, came into being on a slave ship. It was written by John Newton, an English poet and clergyman, who participated, though reluctantly, in the slave trade.
According to the organization’s website, “many people believe the song was actually an old African folk song that Newton might have heard wafting up from the hold of his slave ship.” Courtesy of Inquirer.net
A once in a bluemoon event has set its Guinness World-Breaking record in the history, as Government, Showbiz, and Sectoral personalities joined the fun run with a theme “Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig” last October 10, 2010.
Which has its main vision of collecting funds for cleaning and betterment of Pasig River, nearby bodies of water and creeks as well.
This grand event can be said as one of main highlights of year 2010, aside from Inauguration of President Noynoy Aquino in Manila Grandstand, Venus Raj’s achievement in Ms. Universe happened in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now the “Run for Pasig”.
Celebrities mostly from ABS-CBN channel participated in the said event and also high-profile personalities like Vice President Jejomar Binay, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, his wife Ming Ramos, Pound for Pound King, Manny Pacquiao, El Shaddai Leader, Mike Belarde and one of P-noy’s sisters, Ballsy Cruz.
Breaking the previous record of “Bay to Breakers”, and now with estimated 116,000 runners not included those who were not registered that joined the race.
I adopted a quote from Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, it goes like this” . . .when reason ends, faith begins.” There are several things that even science cannot explain about life and those go beyond after life here on earth. Most especially, underlying matters related to salvation.
One thing for sure, death of Jesus Christ already answered the question about that. If good works will be the basis, therefore, what’s the sense of his sacrifice in the cross if all that matter is our efforts.
Remember no one can boast before Him.
Then, if everything turns out to be unexplainable, that’s the only time faith comes in.
It’s been a couple of weeks I think when Haiti was damaged by an earthquake, and now it was Chile. After those several happenings concerning our nature aside from global warming, poverty and many circumstances we cannot explain, could it be the signs of end times. How far or near are we to the end, based on prophecy, 2012 is the year then how come we’re suffering things like that. Maybe God is just preparing us for the real battles and scenarios we’re about to face.
Take a look at the pictures taken from Chile and Haiti, quite the same and close to the clips we’ve seen in the movie 2012.
What we can do now is pray hard for their recovery and restoration, and May the LORD keep us from any harm. Love! Love! Love!
God bless everyone!
Sally said, ‘Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?’
The surgeon asked, ‘Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he’s transported to the university.’
Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son. She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair. ‘Would you like a lock of his hair?’ the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes. The nurse cut a lock of the boy’s hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.
The mother said, ‘It was Jimmy’s idea to donate his body to the University for Study. He said it might help somebody else. ‘I said no at first, but Jimmy said, ‘Mom, I won’t be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.’ She went on, ‘My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could.’
Sally walked out of Children’s Mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy’s belongings on the seat beside her in the car.
The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy’s belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son’s room.
She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She lay down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.
It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said :
I know you’re going to miss me; but don’t think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just ’cause I’m not around to say ‘I Love You’ . I will always love you, Mom, even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won’t be so lonely, that’s okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn’t like the same things us boys do. You’ll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know.
Don’t be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn’t look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on God’s knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That’s when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn’t allowed. Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you. God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him where was He when I needed him?’ ‘God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.
Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I’ve written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn’t that cool? I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper. I’m sure the food will be great.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don’t hurt anymore the cancer is all gone.. I’m glad because I couldn’t stand that pain anymore and God couldn’t stand to see me hurt so much, either. That’s when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was a Special Delivery! How about that?
Signed with Love from God, Jesus & Me.
( Let’s see Satan stop this one. ) Take 60 seconds and repost this, within the hour, you will have caused a multitude of believers to pray to God for each other. Then sit back and feel the Holy Spirit work in your life for doing what you know God loves ‘When youre down to nothing, God is up to something.’
“This masterpiece called ‘This is beautiful! Try not to cry’ is not originally my work, this was also sent to me by my friends in email@example.com. I found myself interested on it, despite on its lengthy content, this reading is worth while. So please take a try to feel the story of a mother and son. Thank you and God bless. I extend my greetings and gratitude to the maker of this story. Salute to you!”