Reflections From The Bible And Life

Have We Seen Jesus?

Acts 2:36-41; Psalm 33:4-5, 18-22; John 20:11-18

Hello, everybody! I’m sorry for not updating my blog as I’ve been busy for the past few weeks.

Today’s reading teaches us about being witnesses of Jesus, and how we can become like Him in our own ways. While the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross is brought about by His great sacrifice and love for us, it also symbolizes devotion to God and the willingness to face the challenges in store for us. The death of Jesus, symbolizes the death of sin, as in something that we give up. and not do anymore. The resurrection of Christ is a proof of God’s dominion over all evil. This is true if we turn to the Lord for help in times such as these, and believe that He will not abandon us and will help us. It shows us that we should be willing to face challenges and accept them, knowing that out of our sufferings, something good will come out in the end.

Most of our challenges in life are of our own doing. The Lord who gave us freedom to choose, sometimes allows us to suffer so that something good could come out within us. Sometimes, we don’t know what we are doing , and that’s when we lose something in order to realize something far greater and learn something new in life. There are times when we become too comfortable in our lives that we become numb to our surroundings like the needy or people around us, and that’s when we are led to an awakening. Some people are led to a challenge in order for them to lead others and be examples and symbols of hope  for others through their successful battles with their challenges .  They are mostly lessons that are meant for us to learn. These are just some possible reasons why we suffer.

From the title of the blog for the day, I ask myself and yourselves, “Have we seen Jesus”  in our lives? As for me, I’ve had experienced  many miracles through my numerous reckless car accidents followed by divine interventions in the past, lots of divine intervention over drug overdose cases during my junkie years, miracles that manifested to my family and relatives here and abroad, His abundant blessings to my parents as they do His work for the poor, and many more.  So to answer the question, “YES”, I do see Jesus in my life everyday. I see Him through the deep devotion that my parents have for God and their influence on me, my loving family and in-laws,  as well as through the joy that I get from helping others in different missions.

If we are faced with challenges in life, let us not feel deprived, abandoned, helpless, and unloved by God. It is exactly the opposite why we are allowed to experience what we experience. God loves us and that’s why He wants us to see the wisdom behind our sufferings. It’s one way of communication from God. Let us not seek self-pity, and neither blame nor hold a grudge against God during these difficult times, but instead know that there is something good behind all these and just  focus on how we can accept and face the challenge just like Jesus accepted and faced His, knowing that there is something good  in store for us at the end of the road!

Let us take the example of a soldier who gets wounded in the war. If that soldier starts feeling his pain and dwells too deep into his pain, it’s going to distract him from delivering the tactical orders given to him by his commander. He is most likely to die in the war. But if the soldier makes do with that he has and doesn’t let his pain get in the way of his mission, he is most likely to succeed in his battle campaign.

Belated Happy Easter to everyone! 🙂

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2 responses

  1. I enjoyed your blog, keep the nice work up. Thanks

    April 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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