Day 4: God says you are…


I have watched a video about how Sweden transforms its wastes into energy that is being used to light up homes. So efficient is their process that they are already importing their neighbouring countries’ garbage to catch up with the demand. In this effect, their need for landfill maintenance is lessened. I can’t help but imagine, what if the Philippines will create its own source of energy from the amount of garbage we produce? Pihado makakatipid tayo sa kuryente. Sa dami ba naman ng mga basura natin na pwedeng ma-convert sa  kuryente. Lilinis na kahit paano ang kapaligiran, mababawasan ang landfill, makakatipid pa kahit paano. I can only imagine.

In physics, there is what we call the law of conservation of energy. It says that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Sweden doesn’t create energy – it renews the potential energy from their wastes and converts it to a usable form of energy.

A lot of times we feel like we are useless, like trash that is good only for the trash bin. Nakakaramdam ba kayo minsan na parang wala na tayong ginawang tama, wala tayong silbi, wala tayong halaga? Tanong nga ni Katy Perry, “do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?” Parang gusto mong magsimula muli, pero paano? Exhausted ka na at parang wala nang mailalabas pa.

Ngunit salamat sa dakilang pag-ibig ng Dios sa atin, that when we come to Him, He gives us rest and restoration. Kapag sobrang pagod ka na, sobrang di mo na kaya ang lahat ng mga pagsubok na pinagdadaanan mo, He gives an invitation: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.” God’s love is like a refreshing water after a tiring jog, like the warmth of a blanket on a very cold night. He renews our energy so we can still move on in life.

Kung ang mga basura ng Sweden ay nare-renew at nagiging kapaki-pakinabang, how much more His beloved children (na syempre naman mas higit sa basura) find renewal in the Lord? Seek the Lord and find rest, and be restored. Renew your strength and passion.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 4:16



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