Sitting in the park, thinking of You

While sitting inside the car parked at the parking lot of the play ground near the Locale  last Saturday morning,  April 17, 2010, I was trying to sort out my thoughts about our Thanksgiving lesson the night before.

While inside the car,  I was looking out to the kids playing and to the flowering trees around. The kids were  as  joyful as the flowering trees gave  out its radiance to the sun.  I shared  the joy with the kids and the trees  after I heard the thanksgiving lesson last night.

It was about the saving factor of  the blood of Jesus Christ as compared  to the blood of Abel.  When Jesus Christ took the image of man, He  and Abel were  good in the eyes of the God Father. Both were killed without sin.

The week earlier I had a mixed feeling about my faith  to the Lord. Human as I am, I erred. Again, I swayed to  the temptation of Satan. One thing led to another, and it turned my spiritual life  upside down.

As Brother Daniel and Brother Eli were  trying to get  to the  specifics of the topic, I felt I was relieved of the confusion and guilt, and literally, I felt I was out of the chain of rebellion. Yes, I admit I felt rebellious. I was ashamed of myself.

While  Jesus and Abel were killed without sin, their blood, brought different messages. While Abel cried for justice, Jesus was asking for forgiveness and mercy. And mercy prevailed in the end.  And again, mercy was bestowed on me.

Genesis 4:10-12 (King James Version)
10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Hebrews 12:24 (King James Version)
24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Matthew 12:7 (King James Version)
7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

I was in my deep thought, when from my rear  view mirror, I saw  a van parked directly behind me, a very familiar one. It belonged  to one of the brother in the Church.

Last night, after two weeks of absence from our Thanksgiving Services, I wanted to cry when somebody said, “Sis Celine, I missed your breakfast eggs in the morning of Saturdays.”

Yes, after two weeks of absence,  I missed cooking  breakfast  in the Locale.   As the seven KNC’s were starting to run to the park, I called out for one.  “Did you have breakfast? I said,  Yes, she  said. “What did you have?”  Oh, we have ” pandesal” or a small bread.   And she  saw  the remnants of my Mc Donald’s  breakfast.  Oh, is that Mc Donald’s? she said.  And I said, “Yes, would you like one?

And the seven of them said Yes, yes.

Once again, forgiveness, justice and mercy were on me.

Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.


On the occasion of my 11th birthday in the Spirit this coming April 23, 2010, I would like to thank the Lord Almighty for giving me another chance to serve Him with righteousness, justice and mercy.

We are the Members – Church of God International with Brother Eliseo Soriano as the Presiding Minister and Brother Daniel Razon as the Vice Presiding Minister.

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