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I was almost killed by a wayward bus
« on: September 17, 2007, 03:28:45 AM »
There was an unusual urgency to pray at the moment I left my room. I usually talk to the Lord before I leave my room. But last Saturday was different - God wanted me to pray for safety with so much sense of urgency.

Walking to the main highway, I lifted my eyes to the heaven and said: "Father God, panalipdi intawon ko sa akong pagbyahe karon. Ilikay ko sa mga kadautan ug katalagman. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen."

Every weekend I move out from our campus and stay in Bangkok for my teaching and study sessions. Travel time to Bangkok from my place may take up to 3 hours.

I was standing on the shoulder of the highway, waiting for a public van. Fifteen minutes later, I saw a speeding van and I flagged it down. Tailing the van was a speeding bus.

It was so stupid of the driver of the van: he made a sudden left-turn on a one-way road, crossing the highway purposely to pick me up without paying attention that a bus was just a meter or two behind him.

I almost screamed but my breathe stopped because 10 - 15 meters away from me I saw the van that was about to be hit by the bus - but the bus quickly swerved to the left - and it went straight to where I stood. Frozen.

With my eyes closed, being shocked, being terrified - in a millisecond - I mustered all my strength, swung my body, and leaped away to the farthest spot I could reach so that the bus couldn't hit me. I had my laptop bag and cloth bag with me, so I was heavier. I felt the bus's speed generating deathly air that swept on my skin.

Three hours earlier, I was trying to console my sorrowful girlfriend who has been weeping for a week, grieving over the death of her younger sister last Sunday.

"I could die today, and it may be more devastating to you," I told her. "Don't look at death according to the world's perspective - but according to God's perspective - that those who put their trust in Christ Jesus for their salvation have eternal life, and will be resurrected on Christ's second coming, and there will be a great reunion in heaven for all the believers in Christ," I said to her.

I could have died on that day - but God saved me.

Thank you, Lord Jesus.


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 03:32:35 AM »

Oh! Praise the Lord, Mike.

May the Good Lord Bless and keep you! BE Safe, Mike...

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 03:37:07 AM »
Zel, it makes a difference when we always pray.

I know I'm not a saint, but I always talk to the Lord whenever, wherever I am.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 03:42:32 AM »

That's why I always have my rosary beads with me, di jud na maka limtan. Because even if I can't say a prayer before I leave, I know that by holding the rosary beads, I entrust myself to HIM.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007, 04:15:59 AM »
Thanks for sharing this, Mr Admin.

Our appreciation for life must not make us appreciate death less.

Life and death, one cannot be without the other.

But I for one, am glad you are still with us.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 10:23:20 AM »

C2H4, Even when I'm gone already (God forbid), this site will still be running. I will entrust to friends the cost and management of this site so the Boholanos all over the planet can always use this site to reconnect to each other for years and decades.

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 11:00:18 AM »






that's a real prayer Mike, when you talk to Him, He like that, you know???
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007, 12:44:53 PM »

Da Binsi, God said in the Bible: "Call unto Me and I will answer thee..." - Jeremiah 33:3

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 02:01:39 PM »
Thanks God Mike your Safe now!

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007, 02:23:20 PM »
God bless, you are safe.

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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007, 02:41:54 PM »
God bless you Mike!

You've also jolted all of us into an awareness that each moment is a moment we should treasure and thank the Almighty for. We have not met each other personally, but I feel you are a kindred soul, an heir of Christ's promise, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2007, 02:48:16 PM »
Bene and Princess - thank you.

Here's the whole chapter of Psalm 23:

 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
       he leads me beside quiet waters,

 3 he restores my soul.
       He guides me in paths of righteousness
       for his name's sake.

 4 Even though I walk
       through the valley of the shadow of death,
       I will fear no evil,
       for you are with me;
       your rod and your staff,
       they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me
       in the presence of my enemies.
       You anoint my head with oil;
       my cup overflows.

 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
       all the days of my life,
       and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
       forever.

I remember I was meditating on this chapter one morning six years ago that I suddenly wept. I couldn't control myself from weeping and I fell on my knees, thanking the Lord for His love and grace.

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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2007, 03:09:56 PM »

Mike, our concern over what would happen to Tubag Bohol without you is not even comparable to our genuine concern for your safety.  You are a friend in times of cheer, in times of sorrow, in times of reflection, and in times of action.  Like Thomas More, you are "a man for all seasons."  Pag-ajo-ajo diha. :)
Buno!  Bangko-lamesa, tinidor-kutsara, plato-platito, sud-an, adobo, pahawa ka!

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2007, 03:11:20 PM »
Besides, kinsa nay mo-Best Man sa kasal namong Ginger? ;)

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2007, 03:26:40 PM »

Hmmmmmmm... Mobalak jud ko sa kasal ninjo ni Ginger.  8)

Maybe kahinumdum pa ka nako nibalak sa pantalan sa Tagbilaran. The poem was entitled "Ukay-ukay"

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2007, 04:05:02 PM »
mao sad na ibalak nimo sa kasal nila ni Ginger,Mike?

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 04:06:24 PM »

Dili oi. Magbuhat ko ug bag-o ug pinasahi. Something very special for that occasion alone.

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2007, 04:09:42 PM »
Wow!ka special gyud! ;D ;D
Katawa sa,para mawala ang kakuyaw sa nahitabo ;)
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2007, 05:39:43 PM »
Hi Mike!

I thanks God for keeping you safe.  Our life is borrowed and we are only guests in this Planet.  Have and extra care okey..... the queen of your heart awaited most of your appearance.  A hug and a  :-* from Bambi for being safe now!

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2007, 12:51:29 AM »
Thanks god your safe mike..

Psalm 91 and psalm 93 is a good prayer, and gives a good message
"There's no perfect life, but we can let God fill it with perfect moments"



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