So.. I’m starting a new series! It’s called Back to Basics. Tungkol siya sa pinaka basic na principles na we believe in. I think this is a good idea para naman we understand those ‘religious terms’ that are overly used but rarely explained.
Let’s start with Judgment, Mercy and Grace.
Imagine niyo muna itong situation. Kunwari you are driving along Commonwealth Avenue at napabilis ang takbo mo’t nag overspeeding ka. May nakakita saiyo na pulis, pinara ka!
Nung pinara ka, nilapitan ka. Syempre natatakot ka kasi bagong kuha mo lang ng driver’s license mo.
Police: Kid, nag overspeeding ka. Kailangan kitang bigyan ng parusa sa iyong ginawa. Kailangan mong mamatay.
That’s judgment. You get what you deserve. You are being assessed by what you have done and you get the corresponding treatment. For our case, God’s judgment tells us that we are supposed to die and burn in hell for the sins that we have committed. Carrying on..
Police: Pero dahil mahal kita, patatawarin kita. Sige, di na kita parurusahan, ako ng bahala sa track record mo sa police station. Lalagay ko nalang sa track record ko.
That’s mercy. Mercy is when we are spared from judgment or harm. He gave us compassion despite the wrong things that we did deliberately. But ut doesn’t end there!
Police: Pero since sobrang mahal kita, sige bibigyan narin kita ng P100,000 pesos para pang tuition mo at allowance. Bibigyan narin kita ng pang grocery mo para di ka magutom sa bahay.
That’s Grace. Grace is something that we don’t deserve but is given to us anyways. Tulad nung one hundred thousand pesos! Imagine, ikaw na ang nagover speeding pero ikaw pa ang bibigyan ng pangtuition at pang grocery! Amazing diba. :)
At napansin niyo ba, kanina pa sinasabi ng police na love ka niya! Weird ba? Kasi diba stranger siya pero love ka niya? Labo lang? Pero ganyan si Lord! Though we think na He is a stranger in our lives, He loves us completely! At kahit nung tayo pa nagkamali, minahal niya tayo.
He loves us not because of what we do for Him, but He loves us because of who He is. Amazing God! :)
So that concludes my first Back to Basics blog. :) Thank you for reading! See you on my next post.
If you have any questions, put it here.