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APRIL 2023

Connection Matters

by | 202304, Devotionals

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Narrated by Jericho Arceo & Written by Aliya L. Parayno

Huwag nating kaliligtaan ang pagdalo sa ating mga pagtitipon, gaya ng ginagawa ng ilan. Sa halip, palakasin natin ang loob ng isa’t isa, lalo na ngayong nakikita nating malapit na ang araw ng Panginoon.

Mga Hebreo 10:25

Taong 1918 nang kaharapin ng mundo ang Spanish flu. Kakatapos pa lamang ng World War 1 noon at hindi pa nakakabawi sa trauma at trahedya ang mga tao pero dumating naman ang nakamamatay na Great Influenza epidemic. Sa panahong iyon, kailangan din nilang sumailalim sa health protocols tulad ng pagsuot ng mask, social distancing, at quarantine. Tulad ng henerasyon natin na na-lockdown sa ating mga bahay dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic, they also experienced fear of the unknown, anxiety, and disconnection from the outside world.

Ang isa sa malaking difference ng pandemyang na-experience natin ay mayroon tayong Internet. Dahil sa Internet nalaman natin ang nangyayari sa labas ng ating tahanan, nasagap ang latest research, kung tumataas o bumababa ba ang mga kaso, kung ano ang mga dapat at hindi dapat gawin. We used the Internet for errands, like online grocery shopping and paying bills.

And who did not thank the Internet for its ability to connect us with friends and family? If not for this connectivity, we may not have survived the seclusion. Of course, the option to attend online worship services is an innovation we also must be thankful for! Imagine living in the time of the Spanish flu and being alienated from our brethren in Christ! Thank You, Lord, for online services and prayer meetings talaga! Makita pa nga lang ang ating pastors, worship team, and youth leaders on our cell phone or laptop screens, sobrang blessing na! What more kapag makarinig ng very timely preaching of the Word of God kahit nasa bahay ka lang!

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LET’S PRAY

You are indeed an amazing and innovative God, Oh Father! Dahil alam po Ninyo ang importance na kami ay laging in fellowship with our brothers and sisters, binigyan po Ninyo kami ng paraan para hindi kami mawalay sa isa’t isa. We praise You for the conveniences brought about by technology.

APPLICATION

Whether online or onsite, make it a point to fellowship with other Christians. Kung hindi mo pa alam ang schedule ng services sa inyong church, why don’t you search it right now and attend one as soon as possible.

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