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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow"

Since getting sick of pneumonia last March, all I ever pray for now is good health, safety and protection of Vince and myself. And since the day Vito was born, I pray for his good health, safety and protection, too. I told you before that I'm such a worrier and now that I'm a mom, the worries have multiplied.

Vito and me at the pediatrician--always a nervous time for me. 

Every day, when Vince goes to work, I ask God fervently to keep him safe and bring him home whole. Every night, as Vito goes to sleep, I ask God to keep my son breathing. In other words, I am a nervous wreck. I guess what that really means is I don't really believe that God will keep us safe and healthy, right?

Then today, after I prayed that God keep my family safe and sound yet again, I was going through my Facebook updates when this phrase on someone's wall caught my eye: "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow."

No more worries! Everything will be okay because God holds the future!

And just like that, I knew that God rebuked me and assured me at the same time. "Because He Lives" is an old Christian hymn that my mother used to sing. Sometimes she sang it, her voice triumphant with joy and conviction. Sometimes she sang it, her voice quivering with hope for a better tomorrow. And now I find myself singing it.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives!



Amen, Lord. I will trust and believe!

9 comments:

  1. Amen! Can't explain it, pero may magandang calming effect ang post na ito. :)

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  2. Wow! I was really inspired with this post Ms. Frances! =)

    and oh, your baby is sooo cute... ;)

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  3. I can thoroughly relate to your post Frances in a way that I myself am a worrier and whenever situations come up, I always resort to prayers. It has always worked its power.

    May I add one thing, right now, this one is what inspires me after reading a story in Good Housekeeping days back: The Lord never failed me before. He will not fail me now.

    Because to each of us, He has a promise; and aside from love, it's the Lord that never fails.

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  4. Why, hello there, gorgeous arms and shoulders!

    And hello, perfect little baby boy!

    Thank you for sharing this song, Frances. I'm a worrier, too, and this is a beautiful reminder to just have faith and let go and let God.

    ~Dea
    http://deaguwapa.com

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  5. thank you for sharing this.. hit me right here (pointing at heart).. I forget that there is a greater power out there and that I do not have the sole control of things.

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  6. I love this! And I love your photo with your precious baby! I know I'm a late, but congrats to you and Vince! :)

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  7. Thanks! I'm glad you were blessed by this post!

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  8. i love that song France! I always sing it to myself when i'm worrying about something :) and yes, becoming a mom makes us a worrier and our lives have forever been changed...now all that matters in the world is our family so we really need to keep the faith coz our lives are in His hands alone.

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