Have I Seen An Angel?

Savina-Dawood.jpg

[This photo I took from the internet is of Savina Dawood, an Assyrian.  Her face  looked similar to the one I met  in Baghdad]

In 1988 I was in Iraq when my father died!

One afternoon of July that year , after my siesta I saw a brown butterfly inside my room in Nassiriya Saipem Base. I wondered why!

Later I  would receive the news that my father had passed away.

The main Office of Saipem in Baghdad asked me to come and I immediately did.

There, I was told that the Philippine Embassy has conveyed the message of my father’s death.( My brother-in-law , the late Romy Millan has sought the help of the Consulate  because at that time communication was not that easy. Cellphones did not yet exist!)

I wanted to get home but thinking that no one at that time would cover my duties I decided to stay.

Meanwhile, I passed by the lobby of a hotel coffee shop to buy me some sandwich.

A strange thing happened that I would never forget!

A young beautiful girl in the queue talked to me. She asked if I were a Philippine. I said yes  and responded with a question.

” How did you  know ?

You look like one, she said.

But what about you?, I returned.

I am an Assyrian!

After that very short conversation I left but could hardly forget her pretty face.

 

For a few days she had occupied my mind. I had forgotten my father had just passed away.

 

Years later I would realize that Assyrians are natives of an old known civilization in the northern part of Iraq. To note, even our father Abraham was an Assyrian too! Interestingly they speak Aramaic, the same language our Lord Jesus used.

 

So was that girl I saw in that July of 1988 in Baghdad, Iraq an ordinary person or was she an Angel?

 

Whoever she was or whatever it was, what I could be happy about was that I felt so blessed to have seen Iraq and witnessed an ancient culture having met in real life an Assyrian!

Let us make life simple. Love!

 

Life is for loving. There is so much joy in giving and helping. Witnessing happiness is being there!

 

Repost from : MotivationUS

Father’s Love Letter

 

This video about Father’s God love message to humankind  is so inspiring! Based on sacred scriptures and arranged for easy understanding.

This is a repost from  ASKBB website. I thought of putting  it on this site too  so that more people could be reached. May one be blessed in watching this video clip!

Never Give Up

During the Barcelona Olympics in 1992,  British 400 m runner Derek Anthony Redmond  had to stop in the middle of the race because his right foot was injured but he never gave up…..He continued til the end and his father later joined him. Please watch the moving video uploaded by  necessity4failure on 16 Sep 2010.

 

2 Timothy 4:7

“I  have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Source of photo: joyfullcircle.blogspot.com

When God Lifts up a Humble

Please watch a very moving video of an orphan( Sung-bong Choi) who grew up working as a “manual worker”. Be sensitive enough to see God in action. Our Loving Creator is always at work. Let us open our eyes. At all times….

Source: You Tube uploaded by gmidnjsroEl on jun 4, 2011

Photo: markkay.wordpress.com

Finish The Race ( Story of Courage)

1968 Olympic marathon

John Stephen Akhwari ( born 1938 in Mbulu, Tanganyika) is a Tanzanian former marathon runner. He represented Tanzania in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico city.

While competing in the marathon in Mexico City, Akhwari cramped up due to the high altitude of the city. He had not trained at such an altitude back in his country. At the 19 kilometer point during the 42 km race, there was jockeying for position between some runners and he was hit. He fell badly wounding his knee and dislocated that joint plus his shoulder hit hard against the pavement. He however continued running, finishing last among the 57 competitors who completed the race (75 had started). The winner of the marathon, Mamo Wolde of Ethiopia, finished in 2:20:26. Akhwari finished in 3:25:27, when there were only a few thousand people left in the stadium, and the sun had set. A television crew was sent out from the medal ceremony when word was received that there was one more runner about to finish.

As he finally crossed the finish line a cheer came from the small crowd. When interviewed later and asked why he continued running, he said, “My country did not send me 5,000 miles just to start the race; they sent me to finish the race.”

Source: Wikipedia & You Tube ( uploaded by abundanceteachers)

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