As we are in the Season of Advent , we the Mindanaoans visited by typhoon pablo. Pablo is un invited visitor who insisted to come whether we like it or not. Worse! He is not a friendly visitor. He brings devastation to the properties of many and even lives. Shall we run after him? Who will pay for his damaged?
Sad to accept, Typhoon Pablo will just say, bury your dead. Heal your sick. Take care of your own farms. Do make all the repairs. What does it mean? It is not easy to rejoice when we are in calamities. In whatever situation , we are advise to " to rejoice in the Lord always" Philippians 4:4 . Do not be anxious about anything. but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving , present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcend all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus ( Philippians 4:6-7 ).
Mindanao will stand as Mindanaoans will help each other after the visit of Typhoon Pablo. Yes, we ourselves pay to what Pablo has done. God will restore our land. Mindanao as the promised land.