It was a tough, long, emotional day. And just like what I shared during last night's household, I often hear God speak in silence, in music, and in actual words that I randomly see. Today, He spoke to me through this:
|God's Reminder: Love Ko 'To|
There's nothing special about this day, nobody in the department celebrates his/her birthday, but I'd like to think that the Lord has touched the heart of one of my fellow MISTer (I thought of this just now; because we're MIST and majority of our team are men :D), that's why in the middle of a busy afternoon, he just stopped and said, "Mc Do tayo!" Yes, it was his treat. :)
When our orders arrived, I was reminded of Mc Donald's famous tagline: Love Ko 'To. I already blogged about it last year, but I had a different interpretation then. I read it as "Love Kita" as if God telling me that He loves me (and He does tell and show me everyday). This time, particularly this afternoon, I read it as "Love Ko 'To." This is My love.
More than anything else, it is an assurance that indeed, every detail of my life is a loving gesture from Him. That nothing really happens without His love. My God is affirming me that He is with me in this, however difficult the journey may seem, no matter how much I struggle. Once again He reminded me that because I chose Him, I chose to say yes to Him, I am carrying this cross (read: cross of crosses), but I am never alone. I may feel a little regretful and I may be thinking of the could haves and the should haves, but God is so faithful, so great, and so wonderful that He is assuring me time and again that this is all worth it. Walang sayang sa Diyos. Yes, this statement still rings in my ear. And just like what Fr. Benedict said, "mauubos at mauubos ka, pero balikan mo lang kung ano ang unang dahilan bakit nandiyan ka - pagmamahal (ng Diyos, na unang nagmula sa Diyos), at kailan man, hindi yun mauubos, dahil yun ay sapat na."
All this is because of love. All this is for love.
THIS IS GOD'S LOVE! ♥