The Big Flood?

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Due to the nonstop heavy rainfall causing the metro to be submerged in water, our company has raised BCRP. In other words, those agents who are already in the office and decided to stay in the office and will render work today will be provided with premium pay. For those who will have difficulty going to work and going back, were just advised to stay home and be safe. I am just 15 minutes away from the office through cab. I woke up the same time that I used when I will report to work. My mind is battling with itself whether I should go to work or not. I need money but I don’t want to compromise my safety. I checked the weather outside and the rain doesn’t stop. Well, I just decided to stay at home with my family.

I checked my fb account and chat with my friends who are online. Good thing, they are all fine. My attention was then caught by a picture of Noah’s Ark. Yesterday, August 7, 2012, the Philippines’ National Capital Region and nearby provinces are submerged in water due to the nonstop rainfall. There is no tropical storm though. But the rain is caused by the monsoon the country is experiencing.
August 7, 2012 or could also be written as 8-7-12.

Genesis 8:7-12 is about Noah’s Ark

(King James Version)
“7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro , until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her , and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening ; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.”

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It was said that in Genesis Chapter 8, verse 7-12, the story of Noah, the Ark and the big flood is written. Some people may really find it freaky. Some may actually get goose bumps. How strange that the date we experienced heavy rains and big floods coincides with the chapter and verse in the Bible about the big flood that happened on earth thousands of years ago!

Honestly I really find it strange. But, I was not afraid. I always remember about the rainbow after the rain. Science may have a lot of explanation how we get to see a rainbow. But, for many believers, it is a reminder of God’s promise that He would never send the big flood again.

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For me, God has His reasons why we need to go through this. I believe that He is in control and we are not. I am just blessed enough that our house in Rosario does not experience any flood unless the rain is too much heavy that our drainage can no longer handle. Our family and our neighbours are blessed because we have electricity, we are near the market, there is no flood, and we are in the comfort of our own homes.

I only pray for the many families who are still in evacuation centers. I felt so bad for the children and the elderly. I believe that everything is going to be fine and we will have a sunny day again.

Pray and be safe everyone. God is in control.

Ciao! :)

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