The year 2020 will be remembered as a year of learning experience of economic crisis, health, lost opportunities, lost of employment, business closure, and suspension of all the plans we have for the year. Indeed it was a spiritual awakening that without God we can do nothing.
Everybody during the enhanced community quarantine period and within the confines of their homes were all praying that God will heal our land and families will be spared by the virus that caused the lives of millions of people around the world. People now realized that at the spur of the moment everything will be stalled, it is a manifestation that we must rely everything to God because everything in this world is temporary. This is also good because even our worst situation for the moment is also temporary. It only requires us to trust Him.
Time flies so fast. Christmas season is now in the air. But the question is how can we celebrate when the threat of the coronavirus is still here? Needless to say we don’t need the usual fanfare celebration. We can celebrate Christmas in our hearts because God is the reason for this season. The fancy and traditional celebration can be shelved for the moment for obvious reason, the most important thing is that we are alive and kicking.
Yes, we can celebrate Christmas in our own little way. Let us also remember the less fortunate citizens of this country, let us start with our own neighbor who are in need. A simple way of giving back the many blessings we have received by sharing it to them is, for me, an obedience to the word of God when He said, “The good things you do to your brethren you have done it to me.”
Our children’s children someday will remember 2020 as the year when most of their time are spent in the four corners of their abode and the study-at-home method of education wherein most of the modules are flawed. We cannot also blame the Department of Education because this is also the first time that they experienced such situation. I hope that by next school year we can be back to normal.
The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. Also called the Spanish flu, the pandemic occurred in three waves from 1918 to 1919, though not simultaneously around the globe. The Bible will tell us that even during the time of Christ pandemic was experienced. Pandemic afflicts hundreds of thousands of people a year and the children are most vulnerable.
Indeed history will teach us lessons in life, but sometimes history repeats itself. Moving forward, I hope 2021 will be a year of recovery, a year of countless blessings that God will pour upon His people, a year that will remind us of our experiences in 2020./WDJ