Faith In Times of Crisis

Due to my extreme loss of vision, I had not been able to comment about the Pandemic. Last year, during the initial lock down in Bacolod, March 2020, due to the China Virus, we retreated to our farmhouse, located about 35km south of Bacolod. We stayed at our farmhouse for several months, as it was a great place to be. There was then and still today, very few cases of the China Virus in our country home, in our Barangay and in our Municipality. Praise the Lord!

I prayed from day one for God to build a Hedge all the way around us all, that reaches way up to the Sky. The Lord answered my prayer, for which I am forever thankful. My prayer also goes out for everyone and I have prayed that the China Virus will soon be eradicated from Earth.

I have been a Born Again Christian since I was 17 years old and my Faith in the Lord and the Blessed Assurance of Jesus have kept me going for most of my lifetime. God has not always moved when I wanted Him to but God has always, always, always arrived on time! He has never been late.

My words cannot ever express how thankful I am for God leading me through several challenges the past year, which were especially trying of my Faith. However, I know the trial of my Faith is more precious than Gold and Silver, for when I am weak, Jesus makes me strong! Thanks to Him, I am still standing.

I give a special and a big thank you to Dr Rhea Anne Ordoyo at Doctors Hospital in Bacolod for skillfully removing the extremely large cataract on my right eye, with her knowledge of Phacoemulsification. I had consulted 3 other Eye Surgeons in Bacolod, all well known, but God led me to Dr Ordoyo. The procedure, performed by Dr Ordoyo, to remove the large and hardened cataract went perfectly, without complication. Praise the Lord!

During better times ahead, I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~Gary ~

Psalm 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.