I thought it was a condominium
Date: August 25, 2022
Experiences will really thought us something. It will inform us to the things we don't know yet.
Hello my dear read.cash family. I am so inactive these days because of the errands I have to do in the outside world plus the limit I put as a way of loving myself and not to compromise my overall health. But, I will always be here as long as I have some time. I just want to thank you for always being here for me. Thank you so much my dear sponsors for staying in my sponsor's block.
Last Friday, the mother of our churchmate died. We were amazed how God works in her lives. She is not sick but she stays long time in bed might be because of her age. She is 83 and supposed to be 84 yesterday. Her family specially her son requested our Pastor to come over and prayed for her in the same day. The Pastor prayed to God that thy will be done for the life of Lola Sayung (not her real name). The Pastor leaves around 12:45 in the afternoon and Lola died at 1pm. We were amazed by the power of prayer. We were amazed how God wants His children to come to Him. We thought that Lola Sayung offered her life to the Lord after a prayer and God let her sleep and He will wake her up again when Jesus comes.
In our church, we used to give time to comfort the bereaved family. Upon knowing it, we also felt sad because we will miss Lola Sayung but in the otherhand we could say that she rested in peace.
We asked where we could offer a funeral Service and the family answered that they are in the St. Peter Chapels in General Santos City, a city next to our Municipality.
We travel around 40 minutes before we reached there. Upon reaching the place, the guard stood in front of the door and asked, Are you a family? We answered yes and then he said, next time come here early because the visiting hours is until 8pm only. Oh! so sorry sir, we don't know yet this rule. Luckily he allowed us to enter though the time is already almost 9pm.
Upon entering, my eyes widened. In my mind, are we in the right place? Because I thought it was a condominium or a hotel. It is so big, so wide, so solemn and as we walk in the aisle I found rooms with numbers and you cannot see what is inside unless you will look in the little portion with glass or if you will open the door. Honestly it is my first time to enter St. Peter Chapels. If you cannot see tarpaulin with pictures telling us that someone died for sure you will thought it was a condominium.
When we entered, my amazement go on. The room is so quiet until we reach there that makes it a little bit noisy. The bench is so good and I jokingly said, we can have a movie marathon here.
We had a little talk with the family before we had our funeral service. I honestly told them that it was my first time to be there. I was so amazed in the place and only to found out that some of my churchmate are same with me that they thought it was a hotel, lol. Just excuse us for it, lol.
The service started with a song and a prayer. Some offered a song of comfort and our Elder offered a message of hope. We also pray for the family.
In the situation like this, our sympathy, our presence is enough to give some comfort for the bereaved family. Sometimes a little tap in their shoulder, a simple hug is enough to show our sympathy.
Death is unpredictable so we should always pray and ask God's forgiveness for all of our trespasses. Let's show our sympathy to the bereaved family. Giving our short time to be with them in these trying times is so precious for them.
Thank you so much for reading.