Monday, November 11, 2013

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed with all these heartbreaking images.
Almost 2/3 of my country, the Philippines,
was affected by Typhoon Haiyan,
which combined the effects of an EF 4 tornado
and a tsunami that reached up to the 
2nd level of buildings. 



When we are inundated with trials,
hardships and suffering,
we can ask God to
"Increase our faith," Luke 17:5.

The disciples did it, even though
they were with Jesus when he calmed the storm,
made the blind see and the lame walk.

Ever wonder where the word "macabre" comes from?
Probably from the 7 Maccabean martyrs.
7 brothers during the reign of the beast,
Antiochus Epiphanes, refused to eat pork
because it was against their faith.
They were tortured, their tongues, hands,
feet scalp cut off, and then their maimed bodies,
put in a frying pan and fried.
"It is for His laws we are dying"

It is easy to be a Christian today,
compared to how life threatening it was
 many times in history.
But we still have choices to make.
Do we live our life in the light of the world to come?
Do we live as if all we have is from God
and it can all be taken away,
just as many in Leyte, Samar, Palawan
have lost their homes, livelihood, families?

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he can never lose."
Jim Elliot

I don't want to be a fool and not give
to those who need it most. Right now.

We are God's building.
We are all brothers and sisters.
Any little bit helps.

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you can course your help through


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66 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy,
    Funny, I was coming over to my blogger read list to find you and your post was on the very top! I'm happy to see that you are well and sad for all the devastation. Your prospective is humbling. Sometimes, in the midst of trial I find it hard to find gratitude. Thank you for the donation links. Continued prayers sent your way!

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  2. Thankful you are okay. Praying for the Philippines! Hugs!

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  3. Thankful you are okay dear Patsy. We were so saddened hearing the news. Praying for your country.

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  4. Aww I am sorry to hear this :( thankfully you are ok ..

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  5. We'll keep praying for the devastation in the Philippines. And we are glad you are well.

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  6. It's such a terrible thing to happen. Glad you are safe. Sending prayers.

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  7. Oh Patsy, am grateful for your safety...I know that you and Peggy will turn your hearts and minds to helping wherever you can. The devastation is on our news and is really difficult to comprehend. If there is anything we. Deskers can do, it know we'd like to....reach out inf there's anything, won't you. love and thoughts go with you and Peggy.

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  8. I'm so glad to read that you're okay Patsy. So sorry for the devastation to your country. Praying! ~ Abby

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  9. Happy to hear you are ok! I pray for peace comfort and strength in the Lord and may people give abundantly to be able to restore and revive the cities, towns, and villages that have been affected!!
    Thank you for sharing, your blog has been a great blessing to my life and I pray the Lord continues to use you for his Honor and GLory!!

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  10. OH WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH! X

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  11. It's so very good to see your post. You and that wonderful sister have been in my prayers. Stay safe and much love to you both.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  12. Patsy, so glad you are okay and so saddened to see the devastation this storm brought to your country. Blessings, Laura

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  13. It is so good to read your post, knowing that you are ok. I was so worried about you and your sister. The tv pictures are so very dreadful and it must be so much worse to be there. You are so strong, know you will come through this. Much love. Helen

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  14. Beautiful words and feelings. You art is a poetic gem!

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  15. Patsy, you have been heavy on my heart today. I'm so glad to know you are ok. Praying earnestly for your fellow countrymen and women. Bless you for urging us to give. Yes, yes, we must. Such devastation is hard to behold. Holding on to Jesus in the midst.

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  16. Thank you Patsy, I send a donation to World Vision as I trust them.

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  17. Glad you and your family are safe. You are such a minister of His grace, beauty and truth.

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  18. So glad that you are both ok and shocked at the scenes on the news of the devastation all around.

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  19. So happy to read your post and hear that you and you family are well, but so sad to see the devastation and loss if life in your country. The news reports are truly terrible. Stay safe.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  20. So relieved to read this from you, Patsy, and to know that you are OK. The people of your country are in the prayers of many.

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  21. Hi Patsy so glad to hear that you and Peggy are ok although things look very bad on the news bulletins help is on its way really it is, although we cannot so anything g to help except send money we are all thinking of you and hope things get better soon .... Your faith will see you through
    Janet

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  22. So pleased and relieved to see your post. You have been in my prayers since the disaster and my heart goes out to all the other people in trouble.
    Your faith is certainly helping you through,
    Love Jo x

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  23. Hello Patsy. What scenes of devastation we have been seeing from your country. The tragedies of families torn apart by the storm. May Father God bring you comfort as you look to Him. We have been praying for your land this evening at our small midweek group. For those who died knowing Jesus, yes indeed, their hope is now realised. For those left behind - may they know the God of Comfort. God bless you as you minister to, and help, those suffering.

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  24. Glad you are doing okay Patsy. I was thinking about you today. So sorry about all these families and what has happened. My prayers to all and to you and your family.

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  25. I have been watching the news and it is so devastating to see that, Hope you and your family are ok. Have donated to the various organisations. If you could email me your snail mail I would love to send you something of comfort. My email is bridget.larsen@gmail.com

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  26. I can't imagine how you must feel. Sending love your way this evening, Patsy!

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  27. Sending love and LOTS of PRAYERS, just so very sad. Praying help comes soon and the people can withstand what has happened to them. Just total chaos, so glad to know you are Okay.

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy