This is the first time that water from heavy rains has reached inside our house. This didn’t even happen last Typhoon Ondoy and Habagat 2012. But now, the joint forces of Habagat 2013 and Typhoon Maring has caused a shutdown of Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, has left hundreds or maybe thousands of people homeless, stranded and evacuated, has caused massive standstill of vehicles on the roads due to high floods, and some like us, who were lucky enough that only an inch or two of water reached the flooring of our house.
“Lord, please do not forsake us. Have mercy on us especially those who are suffering the most at this time. We lift everything up to you. We are standing still and know that you are our Almighty God. Amen.”