By: Nancy Abiera
“Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. God’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But God rises on you, His sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness. Look up! Look around! Watch as they gather, watch as they approach you: Your sons coming from great distances, your daughters carried by their nannies. When you see them coming you’ll smile— big smiles! Your heart will swell and, yes, burst! All those people returning by sea for the reunion, a rich harvest of exiles gathered in from the nations! Isaiah 60:1-5 MSG
I just came back from the Philippines and attended a high school class reunion after 45 years. Thanks to the social media that made things possible for us to be connected after so many years. It was indeed a big surprise for all of us coming together with so much joy, excitement and treasured memories coming back. We were the biggest batch and the dance performance we made though there was no practice came out really good. I believe it was the sense of love, community and family that we all shared. We did not even realize we are creating new and more exciting memories. The majority was based in Metro Manila yet there were a handful of us representing Canada, America, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Australia. I love to remember this event as “every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” R Reuniting E Everyone as U Uniquely N New and I Interesting/ T Timeless with E Experiences that are D Divine There is so much fun in remembering the “good old days” yet it is even more worth remembering the “good and new memories of today” that we will all cherish for the rest of our lives. Always choose “On A Bright Side”. I love you readers with the love of the Lord yet the Lord loves you the most. Smile and be a blessing.