Have I Seen An Angel?

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[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!

Celebrating Life Over Limitations- Nick Vujicic

 

The human spirit can handle much more than we realize.

“I LOVE LIVING LIFE. I AM HAPPY.”- Nick Vujicic

Uploaded by DailyMotivation on Jan 20, 2009

Holy Communion On the Moon 1969 Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut

Did you know that Buzz Aldrin took Holy communion when Apollo 11 landed on the moon?

Short clip (with subtitles) showing Buzz Aldrin performing communion on the moon (from “Mare Tranquilitatis”, Episode 6 of “From the Earth to the Moon” miniseries).

At Dawn in Papua New Guinea

The sun was shining bright across the sea early this  morning!

It was so good  watching  it  slowly  rising from the horizon.

The  orange background began becoming golden !

The scene brought  back home memories of  younger days.

At  dawn one could hear cocks crowing , announcing the start of a new day!

Squeaking sounds of water pump seemed to have said, “Here is water , it’s free! Take as much as you want! Unlimited!.

The pets and the plants were joyful! They knew someone would look after them too.

And this is life!

This is a day, not just any other day!

A precious time greatly offered from the loving heart of God.

For you.

May we be grateful to Him ? Thank God!