Graduation Day | Faith to believe 

As my college graduation draw near, I wanted my mom to come over and attend. This would will be her first time to attend my graduation, She was outside the country on my previous graduations serving as domestic helper and I appreciate all her hard work.

She felt sick after long years of working, When she arrived here  she was worried of what would happen to my education all left on my own. As I welcome her back I was delighted to see her and had the peace of mind, She’s in better condition here. I told her she has nothing to worry and I”ve surprise her about the scholarship given to me.

After two years I’m finally graduating and I want her on this very special day. I’ve ask her on the phone to come, She was hesitant knowing she is financially challenge, I told her I don’t want her to miss this for me.

With very limited resources, I raised my hands as my heart prayed for provision. I was asking for  fair for my mother that will cover her travel back and forth to the province, I was asking for another set of provision we would need on the graduation day itself  like for the taxi at least on the way to the site and provision for after ceremony lunch celebration. This was my prayer.

2 Days before the graduation, I received a text message from her confirming she can make it on the graduation day, provision came in enabling her to travel back and forth.She will arrive early morning of the graduation date. I thank God for this was more than enough to be thankful.

A night before the graduation I’m was still on empty pocket, I went to a friend to borrow necktie for the next day while staying there, I received a text message from a  friend asking me to come over and meet him saying ” I want to hand over you something”. I went and meet him on the gas station where he was, He handed cash  and shared to me how he remembered God’s faithfulness during the hard times, His eyes was somehow sweating as I try to control mine.

It made me asked “who am I?, that God is so minded of me”, I was in awe, in adoration and worship of Him. On my way home on that late evening my heart was shouting out of joy and of tears for his faithfulness.

I woke up early the next day and pick up my mom at the bus station in Cubao. When we arrive at the place I’m staying, we rushed ourselves in preparation since we may not make it on time. As we left  and waited for a taxi,  I received a call from a graduating buddy telling me he and his family  hasn’t left yet and ask if I had?, I said  “we are just about to leave”. He and his family offered ride on the way to graduation site. I said WOW! and thank God.

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After the ceremony, Me and Mom planned to go home and was thankful to my friend and his family for the ride, and appreciated the free ride . The family invited us to join them on a simple lunch celebration, we were actually running away from this offer, but couldn’t say no.

God’s favor isn’t over yet for the day, the family gave us a treat at ARMY NAVY,  and could not forget that triple quarter pounder burger and ride going home, We didn’t spend anything on that day. Every inch of  the way I felt God was involved, my heart couldn’t stop praising him, taken over by gratefulness.

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God is never too late in giving his provision, money is never an issue with him when we allow Him to move mountains for us. When we put our faith on what He can do, and not on our limitations.