by Jan Michael Tumaliuan, SFL Isabela
All of us have our own experiences of how God has worked in our life, family, work, friends, community, and I know how happy and thankful we are on how our life has turned out now because of how God worked on it.
I’ve been an SFL member since 2008, and have always been part of the music ministry. I thank God for giving me talent on guitar playing and singing because I’m able to use it to glorify Him and serve my fellow SFL. Nakakatugtog at kanta na ako nakakapag worship pa ako.
But in 2010, I had to face a big challenge in the family. My mother had a heart attack and needed operation. She survived, but fell into comatose due to lack of oxygen in her brain.
I had no job then, so I was the one who took care of her. My male siblings were still studying at that time, while my sisters had to work. Everyday I prayed for our Mom to wake up. All we ever wanted is to see her get back to normal condition. Days, weeks, months and years passed, but still my Mom wouldn’t wake up. I also begun to worry about my career because I’m not getting any younger. I had too many fears about the uncertainty of the future.
Until our mother passed away last February 16. Masakit man, tanggap na namin na makapiling siya ng Panginoon. Mas mabuti na ‘yun kaysa kasama nga namin siya, nakikita naman naming siyang naghihirapan.
Minsan, hindi lahat ng dasal at hinihiling natin sa Panginoon ay matutupad, pero magtiwala tayong isasaayos Niya ang buhay natin. Ibibigay Niya ang makakabuti para sa atin.
With this may God be praised.