Wow moments

Some things in our lives may not make sense right now. But, if we continue to be faithful, if we continue to seek and do His will, if we continue to do good, someday, they will.

In today’s Gospel reading, some people in Jerusalem were arguing among themselves whether or not Jesus was the Messiah:

“Some in the crowd who heard these words said, ‘This is truly the Prophet.’ Others said, ‘This is the Messiah.’ But others said, ‘The Messiah will not come from Galilee, will he?Does not scripture say that the Messiah will be of David’s family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?’” — John 7:40-42

For us, Christians, we know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and Mary, His mother, was betrothed and married to Joseph, a descendant of David, fulfilling the Scripture.

Now, it is easy to take those facts for granted.

But when we think deeply about it, what were the chances that Mary, the one who was full of grace from the moment of her conception, would be betrothed to Joseph, someone from the line of David?

What were the chances that the census, which implored Joseph to go to Bethlehem and take Mary who was pregnant with him, would happen around the same time when Jesus was about to be born?

God truly works in mysterious ways. As an expectant father, I now know how difficult for a pregnant woman to walk around. How much more difficult it probably was for Mary to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem! At that time, the census was probably a huge inconvenience for Mary and Joseph. It also posed a huge risk on the pregnancy of Mary. Yet, God used that difficult situation to fulfill the Scripture.

Looking back on the past five years, I am still in awe of how God worked in my life.

I started pursuing my dream of becoming a writer in 2013 by starting my first blog. As a blogger, I learned to write (hopefully) much better. It prepared me for a job that I would land in 2016. God has provided for me, our wedding, and our family for two years now through that job.

As a blogger, I also had to learn basic web development in order to make my site’s design look better. I learned to tweak elements using HTML and a bit of CSS. One night in November last year, I couldn’t sleep because of a problem. I had wanted to learn more about HTML and CSS for some time already, but at one in the morning, I just purchased a 600 peso-tutorial on HTML and CSS and studied until five in the morning. 

Four months after, I now have a second job doing web development which involves a lot of HTML and CSS. (And also thanks to my best friend back in high school and to my brother for teaching me the basics as well.)

As a college graduate with a degree in business administration and accountancy, I never imagined I would be writing and doing web development for a living.

What were the chances that everything would fall into place right now? But, they did and my experiences suddenly make sense.

As I continue to reflect right now, all I can say is, “Wow.” I am still in awe of God’s faithfulness and His wisdom and His timing.

Some things in our lives may not make sense right now. But, if we continue to be faithful, if we continue to seek and do His will, if we continue to do good, someday, they will.

God is always faithful.

How about you? What's your "wow" moment because of God's faithfulness?


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