Verbum Dei Philippines: 3rd National Family Encounter, Tagaytay City (Oct. 25-27, 2013) - Experience (by Tessie Lapinid)
Experience on the 3rd National Encounter at Tagaytay 2013
Wow, for more than 10 years I’m back in Tagaytay. Sleeping w/out electric fan because the climate was so cool as if I’m staying in an air condition room. I’m so thankful that God allowed us to be there, almost our whole family attended despite of the threat of the earthquake. The experience was so great because Jesus helped me to recognize many things. We were united as one family Verbum Dei and this was the fruit of our School of the Word, that the Word of God touched each of our life.
Jesus reminded me again that He created me not in half way but full like his image and likeness as human being. What touched me most was that Jesus believes in me and He rates me through my heart with great potential to live in the Kingdom of God. When He sees me, he doesn't look at my mistakes or my imperfections. He rates me like a mustard seed, the smallest seed in the world when planted in the ground, when it grows up it is the biggest plant of all. (Mark 4:30-32).
Before I met the community so shameful for me, because I’m Catholic but I don’t know how to use the bible. Thanks for the Verbum Dei community who teaches through the School of the Word and I was able to know who is Jesus in my life, and who am I for him. I always feel so little in any aspects but Jesus told me that He needs my availability not my ability.
On that encounter, Jesus was talking to me personally. “Today I have no hands but I have yours, a hand that take the fallen. Today I have no feet, can I lean yours?" No matter how little we are our life can give an impact to others.
I believe in power of the Word of God, it is alive and active. Listen and put it into practice; it makes difference in your life. I realized that I have everything, Jesus who loves me so much because he is working in my life, he is my great supporter, comforter and especially a giver of my life. If I believed all of these, therefore I must spoke. Lord if this is what you want for my life, help me to accept all the difficulties and humilities. Help me how to love, help me how to persevere so that my faith will grow more deeper.
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