Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIVINE PROVIDENCE: Three in Death Row, A Nation in Prayer

Well, this is it. We prayed, and begged for the deliverance from this day, but this may be the reality of what we call 'Divine Providence.'

In a few moments from posting time, three Filipinos will have been facing Brother Death thru Lethal Injection in China for bringing in illegal drugs into their shores. Elizabeth Batain, Ramon Credo, and Sally Villanueva were all sentenced to death last February for smuggling-in four to six kilos of Heroin which were discreetly tied inside their carriage bags. 

Upon knowing this, the government drew into certain means for them to be out of the death game, and at least receive a life sentence. We remember VP Jejomar Binay visiting China to discuss this with their officials. Well, at least, the reliever goes like they are not to receive death for some weeks, but not to the point of clemency.

But all the cards were used and still China never changed its mind. The Philippines turns into one last resort: PRAYER. Since last night, people from everywhere kept on praying and storming the heavens with their petition for a Miracle. We are still optimistic at knowing that prayer can still work wonders even at the last and crucial moments. As of now, we still do not know what is happening in China, or if the three people faced death already. Prayers are still storming God's doors, not only for their salvation, but also for the people behind their fate, especially the man or woman who made them bring the illegal drugs to China in exchange for good, dirty cash.

Yes. People are telling that this is China's fault. That they should be held liable for killing the three victims. Well, this is my stand: NO, IT IS NOT ONLY THE FAULT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. YES, WE MAY BLAME THEM FOR INFLICTING DEATH ON OUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE ONLY VICTIMS, AND NOT LOOKING AFTER THE FACTS AND POSSIBILITIES THAT MAY ACQUIT THEM FROM THE SIN THAT THEY DID NOT DO.

BUT IT'S NOT DIRECTLY THEIR FAULT. IT IS THE FAULT OF THAT PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS WHO MADE THEM BRING THE CARRIAGE BAGS OF HEROIN TO CHINA. IT IS THE FAULT OF THOSE DEVILS WHO ONLY CARE FOR THEIR OWN WEALTH AND POWER WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE STATURE OF OUR POOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IT IS THE FAULT OF THE DRUG SYNDICATE WHO PROMISED THEM WITH EMPTY PROMISES, LEAVING THEM EMPTY-HANDED AND DEAD AFTERWARDS.

Divine Providence. Yes, Maybe God allows this to happen in the first place. It may hurt us and lay bare our dignity as a Christian nation, but still God wills this. Not for us to dwell into sorrow, nor for the money suckers to be happy with the fate of the three Victims. God allowed this perhaps because he wants us to stand firm as a nation faithful to Him. He wants us to value life more and defend it against the devil's acts before it is too late. Never mind the death sentence that China will give to Sally, Ramon and Elizabeth. We let go and let God do the revenge in the afterlife. 

Always remember this, my dear reader... THE WORLD'S JUSTICE IS ONE DIRTY JUSTICE. No judicial system in any country in this world could suffice the justice that God has. He shows mercy to those who call to him, and takes requital on the people who oppress them. If we desire to do likewise against them and fight aback against China, remember what God said...

Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
(Romans 12.19)

There's nothing more we can do for these three than our sincere prayers for their deliverance or for the eternal repose of their souls. We should also stand firm and continue looking for the people who made them face this sad fate. While we think of ourselves as hopeless in the face of other countries, we should continue fighting for the right, because EMMANUEL! GOD IS WITH US!!! This is Divine Providence!

SirBitz.033011 ')

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:06 PM

    wew, pag ka tapos ko mabasa ito lalo ako nakaramdam ng lungkot.. lungkot na may kasamang awa para sa mga kapatid nating nahatulan ng kamatayan sa China..

    tila ubos na ang hustisya sa mundong ito, para bang hindi na kinikilala ang kahalagan ng buhay sa panahon nating ito..

    Kaawaan nawa sana sila ng Panginoon pagkat di nila nalalaman ang Kanilang Pinag gagawa..

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  2. right. this is a challenge for the government to find justice for them here in our country. The problem isn't just the lethal injection law at China, but the system here in the Philippines.

    For the 3 Filipinos and as we pray for them, we must also thank them for the lessons learned (hope so) and the divine unity they caused in our country.

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  3. so sad but we should respect Chinese Law

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  4. Anonymous12:27 PM

    We can only pray for their souls and those who have caused this... and hope for God's justice and trust in His love for us...

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  5. We SHOULD NOT blame China for this. The drug syndicates are the one responsible for these series of events. THEY SHOULD BE THOSE WHO WERE EXECUTED.

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  6. Anonymous3:59 PM

    "we respect china law,but we still hoping at the last minute they change their mind not only for these 3 people it's for the god sake of all people in this world...please pray for them....,god with us,,,,"
    -Rasel Trinidad

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  7. Anonymous4:01 PM

    may GOD comfort their families in these times of their sorrow too!
    Elsie Javier (Thru 100% KP)

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  8. Anonymous4:01 PM

    May their Souls truly Rest in Peace and I extend my warmest condolences for the family.
    Angela Allyson (Thru Apostles Filipino Catholic Community)

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  9. i feel this is not the time to ask who is to be blame but rather to ask ourselves what is the lesson i got from this event. it's lenten season and its time to really focus ourselves on the great love of God for each of us, so that we cannot have but repsond to that love by trying to live our lives according to His will and sbuscribing to the values of honesty and truthfulness.
    -From Veritas846 Kapanalig Fanpage at Facebook

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