They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light, we see light.
In July, several of our church members had flu or COVID. Getting sick in the cold winter months is typical.
Low temperatures cause the virus to thrive longer in the air, and people tend to stay more inside the house than outside.
If the message is long, I send texts and emails to keep everyone in the prayer loop. So, I sent more text messages this month than in any other month due to many who have been sick.
The barrage of text messages and responses made me think we are creating a fountain of prayers for healing and hope for those not well.
And when we tapped everyone’s prayer “engine”, the prayers seemed to overflow and cascade like a stream down the valley.
This impacts our unity, concern, and love for one another as a faith community. It heightens our healing hope.
Praise the Lord. Everyone has gotten well or on the way to full recovery.
Then one of us finally got a delicate heart operation schedule after several months of waiting. I can’t help but keep sending updates and requests for continuing prayers, pre and post-operation.
It was the 24-hour gap without hearing any update that we stayed in prayer and left everything to the Almighty’s hands.
Thank you, Lord, for answering our prayers. The person is on her way to recovery, moving from ICU to a regular room and, finally, out of the hospital.
I’m sure more testimonies of God’s miracles are coming soon. 💓
Yes, we have created a prayer fountain for healing and hope because life’s uncertainties are fundamental in any circumstance, whether well or sick.
No one can boast about anything because today, you might be standing strong, but you never know what tomorrow or any moment will bring. Every day we have is God’s mercy and grace for us.
Yesterday, 30 July, as I arrived early at church, I got a message that Dr. Juanito Acanto, the former President of Central Philippine University, whom I worked with as his Executive Secretary, died.
We worked together for five years at the President’s office, and our professional bonding grew into a more personal friendship, which grew stronger after he retired. This deserves a separate inspirational post.
I will never forget Dr. Acanto as a mentor, humble “chief servant”, as he would introduce himself on many occasions, kind-hearted, a friend, and one who seeks first the agenda of God in life, work, and organisations.
We are all saddened when loved ones depart, but the hope of eternal life we have in Jesus Christ lifts us always. This is the hope that we hold on to as Christ’s believers.
Psalm 36 begins with describing the wicked (1-4), then shifts to the report of God – love, faithfulness, righteousness, justice, and protection (5-7).
5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Let our prayers spring like a fountain, flowing like a stream as we feast in the abundance of God’s house, and receive a drink from His river of delights.
Lord Jesus, you are the true light that gives light to everyone. In you, we see clearly.