Saturday, May 20, 2006

The overflowing grace of God

This great period in history called the Summer Class is coming to its end. I had my maths test yesterday, and am waiting for the finals next week. I will miss my classes, that I'm pretty sure of.

The Lord has dealt mercifully and graciously with me for the past few weeks of being here. His grace has abounded in immeasurable quantities that to speak about all of them here would take me days. But allow me to share with you a few things which could not escape notice.

1. Praise God for giving me really good and kind teachers. Ms. Imee Tagaca, my physics lab instructor, was patient, dedicated, and fun. The same could be said about Ma'am Ann Marie Pasion, my Math 55 instructor, who was determined to let us understand every bit of lesson she taught us. And this is one of her quotable quotes after she explained a long solution to a triple intergration problem, "I smell turon."

2. Praise God for the opportunity to serve as one of the core leaders of the Yakal Christian Fellowship (YCF). May He prepare my heart to seek His glory and never mine. May I be humble enough to say, "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory." (Psalms 115:1).

3. Praise God for His Word.

Finally, I've come across this wonderful hymn. Please meditate on it.

When I survey the wondrous cross/on which the Prince of Glory died/my richest gain I count but loss/and pour contempt on all my pride./Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast/save in the death of Christ, my God/all the vain things that charm me most/I sacrifice them to his blood./See, from his head, his hands, his feet/sorrow and love flow mingled down./Did e'er such love and sorrow meet/or thorns compose so rich a crown./Were the whole realm of nature mine/that were an offering far too small;/love so amazing, so divine/demands my soul, my life, my all.