“Communicating hope and trust in our time.”

- Pope Francis

Easter awakening!

Sarah Mabansag Puno

By Sarah Mabansag Puno

THE blessings of Easter are beyond reproach as experienced by believers. Believing that Jesus Christ is alive and is always with us through thick and thin allows us to live without fear, with peace, with strength and with joy!

Amazing blessings are experienced and enjoyed by families as their faith grow stronger and deeper in the loving presence of the living God in their midst.

A mother while attending the Easter Sunday Mass prayed that she be healed of her condition, a fractured hand because of a fall that caused her to have a mild stroke. While touching her hand and fingers as she asked for the blessing, gradually she felt relieved of the pain. And with persistent prayers, she is now fully recovered. She praised and thanked the Risen Lord for she is no longer a burden to her family. She is awakened to the truth that our living and loving God is the greatest healer.

Our Risen Lord brings peace and joy! A young seminarian who was separated from his parents and siblings because of family break up, after serving his parish the whole Holy Week is blessed by the Risen Lord to meet his siblings and biological mother. With so much joy he experienced the loving and longing embrace of his mother and siblings after sixteen years of separation.

Our living God is a generous provider! A family experiencing heavy financial burden because of slow business, surrendered totally to God’s Divine Mercy for the solution of their problem. The Risen Lord heard their plea. He guided them to be free from business debts, to be financially stable. He also made them instruments of His generosity to others in need, to feed the hungry and care for the sick.

Our living God gives light to those in darkness! A family is blessed by the Risen Lord to open its door to others especially those who are troubled, lost and in despair for them to have shelter, security, courage to go on with life and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Our living God gives life! A young single mother, hopeless of the condition of her very sick child brought her child to church from the hospital to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Lo and behold, the child survived! And now she is already a young and brilliant career woman.

There are countless testimonies of blessings, miracles of Easter that families experienced and are experiencing because of our loving and living God .We must just be open, believe and have true faith.

Our living God does not only promise His loving presence in us here in our Earthly life but His promise is throughout eternity for He said, those who believe in Him will have eternal life with Him.

May we all are awakened that Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God is alive! He is the way, the truth and the life!A blessed Easter to all families!

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