Last Wednesday was my regular laboratory at Philippine General Hospital. It was a dreadful day as I battle towards the humid weather, pollution and the multitude of people. A lot of misfortune happened and I almost rant. It was really a cruel day for me. To count the bad luck of that day was really record breaking.
I woke up early but I came in so late.
A woman in a school teacher uniform took my seat supposed seat in the jeepney
There is no scheduling of hematology check up on a Wednesday
My application for a medical assistance was declined because of hospital and government issue. I have to wait for another month after this two entities come to terms.
NO supplies of my medicine in the pharmacy again.
I was given a wrong instruction for my laboratory test
Two ladies keep on touching my backpack and I was so paranoid for suspecting them as pickpocketers.
Lastly from PGH, I am supposed to ride a jeepney going to Recto train Station. It was so hot and my sweat is dripping. Then another irritating event took place. I accidentally ride a wrong jeepney. Instead of going to Recto I rode a jeepney going to Quiapo. Luckily I know the place. So I dropped down at the famous Quiapo Church of Manila since it is the nearest ( and the only I know) landmark to where I am supposed to go. Seriously, I was really having a headache because I am supposed to undergo a long walk under the hot sun to be able to reach my destination.
But as I go through the overpass and see the facade of the church I felt relieved. Then I went through the side door, I just feel the presence of my home. It is well ventilated that despite the hot humid weather it feels so cool inside. I feel so relaxed. All my tensions were relieved. All my heartaches of that bad luck day were suddenly melting away. Maybe my last mistake was meant to be to ease me of the all the bad things that had happened to me that day.
I surrender all that has happened and ask His full guidance as I travel towards home.
What really amazed me is that a few days from now I will be having my Civil Service Exam. This is a qualifying exam in the Philippines so you can you work in any government office. It is going to be more than a few days to review left to me and I don't really have much time to prepare. It bother me so much for I have invested money, time and energy for this. Maybe fate brought me here to ask the Lords guidance inside His famous miraculous basilica. God does really have plans for everything and He has a good sense of humor too. I just found myself smiling while pondering about what has happened while listening to the Wednesday Mass. It was really a great coincidence. After all the misfortune of that day... I found myself at the Minor Basilica of the Balck Nazarene... and then I was praying for my intentions on a Wednesday Mass which is also the day of the Black Nazarene. It was said that when you pray for your intentions on a Wednesday Mass at the Minor Basilica chances are it might come through. I can't help thinking that maybe I was called to be there on that day to send all my worries to God most especially this upcoming Exam after 14yrs.
As I go home I feel that the burden I'm shouldering was lightened and I do have extra strength to face my day again and the challenges it may bring.
I was really on the verge of breaking down. I wanted to shout and I am starting to blame everyone and everything even the hot weather. I was starving at that moment that really doubled the agony. However, all of this pass away after I leave all my worries to God.
I felt comforted. Thank you God for redirecting my path. If not for that last mistake I wouldn't be experiencing the peace I never I thought I was losing these past days.
This was really a wonderful experience.
(on my next blog I will be sharing information about this Church :) )
[view from the overpass]