God Cannot Fail
BRO. Bo Sanchez wrapped upthe
series with thethird talk,
God Cannot Fail.
At one time or another,we have failed in life. But God promises us in Deuteronomy20:4:
“For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you
to ght for you against your
enemies to give you victory.”
Thus Bro. Bo pointed out:“Our failures are temporary.And our victory is permanent!”Once, Bro. Bo wanted tolearn how to play badminton,so he started training withhis friend, Mike Joseph, a“phenomenal” badminton player. Hardly had Bo learnedthe game when two playersinvited them to a doubles game.Mike promptly accepted thechallenge even as Bo protestedhe still didn’t know how to playthe game. Mike told him, “Giveit your best shot. And I’ll takecare of the rest.”
They won the rst game,
mainly because Bo said hecommitted several mistakes.He shared three lessons fromthe experience:
1. Always play doubles.
In whatever struggles you’re
in, do not ght alone. People
lose in battles because they
ght it alone. God designed life
to be played in doubles! Get achampion partner and you’llnever go wrong. If you havea champion partner, you canmake mistakes yetstill win. Ask God tohelp you because Hecan never fail.
2. Always give it yourbest.
Mike’s purpose wasnot to win their badmintongame. His purpose was toteach Bro. Bo how to playthe game. Bro. Bo gave it his best shot, and Mike said that hewas getting better. Our life is astage and God wants us to doour sacred mission in the bestway we can. We have to giveit our best performance. Andwhen we give it our all even if it’s not enough, our championGod will take care of the rest.
3. Always trust yourPartner.
Bro. Bo and Mike losttheir second badminton game.But Mike was happy becauseBro. Bo was getting better in playing. And Mike reassuredhim, “We’re going to win thenext game”. God is like Mike.God is telling you, “You’regetting better. And we’re goingto win next time.” Sometimes,we will fall hard and fail. Butour Partner says, “Stand up!Give it your best and I will bless you.” God will turn our failures into success!Jesus brought back to lifethree persons: the Daughter of Jarius, only a few minutesdead; the Son of the widowfrom Nain, about 12 hoursdead; and Lazarus, alreadyON the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist,Fr. Eric Santos said that John’snativity was a product of manymiracles planned from the beginning of time.John was born under the most mysterious of circumstances. His mother,Elizabeth, was barren, accursedfor a very long time for nothaving a child. She was alreadyold when she bore John.The naming of John wasalso a mystery because none intheir family line had that name.God unraveled His mission for Zechariah and Elizabeth in their old age: to become the parentsof the precursor of Jesus.John’s mission was to ask for repentance and to prepare theway of the Lord which he did ina grand fashion.Parents, your missionis to rear your children in the best way to prepare them for future mission.You will know your mission in life in God’s time.There is nothing too late. Evenin old age, you can still discover
God’s plan for you and fulll it.
The Grand Plan
KC Macapagal built his own business selling printer ink andwas blessed with P15 million
prots in two years. After some
time, however, he went bankruptand ended with P2 million debt.Depressed, he foundcomfort in the Feast where hestarted serving in the AwesomeKids Ministry. With some business partners, he begananother business selling cell phone accessories, and earned
P180,000 prot. Learning about
tithing, he felt obliged to give 10
percent of his prot to the Lord.He said it was difcult for him
to part with P18,000, but he didgive the money to the Feast.“The very next day, amiracle happened,” he attested.He received approval for
his rst business franchise at
SM. And now, he already has
four stores, gaining prots more
than he had lost.What’s more, he saidthe best blessing is beingaccepted as a member of theAwesome Kids family. He feltthe unconditional love of hisco-servants when he got sick and had to undergo surgery toremove stones from his gall bladder. His co-servants prayedover him and took care of him.KC called onstageDanielle, one of the Awesomekids he takes care of, andtogether they encouragedeveryone to trust in God and befaithful to Him.Yes, KC gave only 10% of his income, but he was blessed
not only nancially. He was also
blessed with business partnersand true friends. buried for four days. Bro.Bo likened these people to our dreams. Our dreams may havevarious levels of death. But itdoes not matter because our Godis in the business of resurrectingdreams! And with our championPartner, nothing is impossible.When we do our best and trustGod, He will give us blessings beyond our imagination.
– Kristine Mutuc Photos by Edmundo L. Santiago
THE FEAST July 1, 2012