Sunday, October 4, 2009

You Can Never Really Tell

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1)

Like a box full of surprises, you can never really tell what tomorrow brings.

Take for example my personal experience of the Flood caused by Typhoon Ondoy. It seemed like any other ordinary rain. It just rained and rained, but it didn't seem life threatening.

We were staying in Makati when it happened. Had a mini reunion with classmates the night before. It was raining but we still had fun. Then I packed up for tomorrow's journey back home to Bacolod.

But then, the waters at Metropolitan Ave was unusually high. And it only meant one thing: If it's ankle high in that high place, it must be waist deep and even deeper in other places, such as the roads going to the airport.

Radio reports became more and more dismal. I couldn't imagine that there was a killer flood going on while we were relatively safe where we were. Our only problem was that we were running out of supplies and fresh clothes for me and my daughter Bea.

So the proverb holds true: you can never really tell what tomorrow brings.

Only God knows.

Only God knows.

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