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Verbum Dei Tagaytay organized an Advent Retreat last 28-29 November at our Center. Here is the sharing of one of the participants.
Sun and moon, day and night, light and dark are the realities that we have to be thankful for, the same as with joy and sorrow. Cling unto God. Everything will be alright.
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light" Isaiah 9:1
"God never leaves us alone. He is always watching over us, even in the darkest moments of our lives," I whispered to myself. The theme seriously touched my heart. I first asked, how is my heart at this moment? And I found a lot of questions inside it. Thinking and asking, all the retreatants here also have their challenges?
As I was listening to the missionaries speaking in front of me while in the retreat, I was amazed at what God can do for us, in ways that will uplift our spirituality.
Trust in God opens my heart to accept the difficulties that are given by this challenging world. I look at that everything is normal. Struggles in different forms ordinarily happen. So why do I need to dwell in that situation knowing that it will make me weary every time? God is patient. I realized that God is waiting for us to find Him. He will accompany us while walking in the dark, even in the darkest. Find time talking to God, tell Him everything. He will listen. Holding His hand from time to time will lead us the way to find the light...
As the two-day retreat ended, I found a new me. I can now answer my hanging question. How is my heart? At this moment, my heart is full of hope, hope that I will bring as I go home that everything will be fine, will be ok as long as we are with Him. I am also very thankful for the challenges that I have met. God made me stronger. Just take struggles positively and confidently tell yourself, I am with God. I am with Him. I can walk in the dark, even in the darkest, I make sure that I'll make it fast to see the great light!
Thank you, Verbum Dei Tagaytay,
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