Reason to believe

In the song of the same title, Lobo sings, “give me hope to find the reason to believe”.

Roland Kent Lavoie, better known by the stage name Lobo (born July 31, 1943), is an American singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 1970s, scoring several U.S. Top 10 hits, including “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo,” “I’d Love You to Want Me” and “Don’t Expect Me To Be Your Friend.”)

I love the song, and I like  Lobo.

Why reason to believe?

Do we always  need a reason to believe in something  or someone to justify the occurence  or  existence?

Take the case of the series of earthquakes that shook  the world today.

Apr 14, 2010 series of strong earthquakes struck China’s western Qinghai province Wednesday, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and burying many ..


March  9, 2010  First a massive earthquake in Haiti, then a bigger one in Chile. And now a quake hits southeast Missouri and people 15.

Feb 20, 2010  Earthquakes continue to swarm the Inland Empire, with a series of quakes continuing to rattle the Riverside area, eastern Los Angeles and

Jan 29, 2007  On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (1030GMT), a 3.8-magnitude earthquake hit southern Norway. There were no reports of injuries, but there were report,_Turkey,_and_Norway

Biblically speaking, earthquake is one of the signs of  the end times.

Matthew 24:7

7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

I had my scary experienced of earthquake in 1990. I was then working for North Negros Marketing Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Victorias Milling Company. We were occupying the whole 5th floor of the five story VMC Building along Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati.

I felt the building swayed from side to side and the sound of steel bars  creaked as the building swayed. We thought the building would collapsed.

But the extensive damaged was in the Cordillera Mountains. The Baguio City Earthquake.

It destroyed  the Hyatt Terraces Plaza among others, that they have to torn down the building.

Years later, when we visited Baguio City, we happened  to pass by the area and it was so eerie and quiet, when before the place was busy with people and cars going in and out of the hotel.

More so,  there was a casino inside the hotel, and  it was always full of activities.

When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, it was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century. It also destroyed the map of the area.

The ash clouds, carried by winds, circled the globe and affected some of the world’s busiest air traffic corridors.

Within days, at least 16 commercial jet planes were damaged by encounters with ash clouds from Pinatubo, according to the US Geological Survey.”

The latest of volcanic eruption was  in Iceland which closed air traffic in almost all of Europe and cancelled the  flight of  President Obama to Poland to attend the funeral services of the Polish president, his wife and high ranking official of his government who  were killed in a fatal plane crash.

As I  write, I am  wondering at what point should I conclude my blog,  because the series of natural calamities happening now a days  are frequent and in the large magnitude, and  I feel should be written too.

Why do we experienced  these calamities? The Apostles were asking Jesus more than 2000 years ago, on how would they know  the end to everything.

Matthew wrote it for us so we will not wonder today.

Matthew 24:1-14 (King James Version)

1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

I am not wondering today,for, from the time I joined the MCGI – Member – Church of God International, Brother Eliseo Soriano made sure I know all these things.

Unlike Lobo, I do not need any reason to believe;  I will not wonder, I will not ask for any reason, because  I believe.

For the Faith is written  in my heart.


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