I arrived early at the Center today and after the morning worship, Tita Eva made a sad announcement: A YFC leader was found dead in Laguna and authorities were suspecting that she was raped. When I arrived at my workstation, I turned on the computer and searched for that news. Reading through it (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/01/02/13/yfc-leader-found-dead-laguna), I couldn't help but ask a lot of questions. At the same time I realized that you can't really tell when and where is safe. Riza left her friend's house at 9 o'clock in the morning because being on the road at earlier than that is perceived to be unsafe, but she was still a victim. I could just imagine how painful it is for her parents and loved ones to accept this tragedy. And yes, I felt a little worried about myself too. But somehow I found comfort and assurance in one of the songs we sang this morning. And I'd like to share it to you:
Lord, we are Your children
Chosen and called by Your name
With one heart and purpose we gather to glorify You and proclaim
That You Lord are our sure foundation, we will not be afraid
When the storm comes we will not be shaken for by Your hands we are saved
Oh by Your hands we are saved
I posted this on Facebook too and a high school friend commented a Bible verse:
Hebrews 13:6. So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
True enough, we can't entrust our lives to anyone else but God. Everyday we are at risk, we are in danger, but with God, we know we are protected, we are safe. Just like the slogan of a popular bank in the Philippines, we are in good hands with God.