Then He Opened Another Door


Last week, I accompanied Mary and Dhi to get their NBI clearance in Carriedo. It's a deja vu for me as it's also the week that I should be celebrating my 1st year in the real world, real life drama. So I waited for them. As usual, I have the inclination to get bored and impatient after few couple of minutes so Mary, being my angel these past few days, lent me her book. And I came across this passage from the book of Jeremiah 29:11.

"I know what I am planning for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future."

Yes. Indeed, God never fails to guide His children. I love His miracles, the gifts we receive from Him are little surprises wrapped with swirls and ribbons, complete with His comforting embrace and love. So special are these gifts that we ought to thank and praise Him all the days of our lives. He again answered my prayers. I may have been so down in the dumps the past few weeks, but there came the light from high heavens.

I have long been anticipating the results of my application for Masters degree. The pain and agony of waiting for almost 4 months was unbearable. But in those 120-something days, I kept holding on. I was perpetually doubtful with my television production job. If it's worth it to be a work slave? No healthy work-life balance.

God might have seen my eyebags, poor health and weight loss. So He might have pitied me and blessed me now with such a big wonderful surprise. The results were released June 5, 2pm. Funny thing was at 2pm, there was an outage. Talk about suspense. Mary and Joy also came over to see the results, and to offer me love and hugs, just in case I don't make it. At 2:15, power's back and we went to check the website and downloaded the International Admission results in PDF file. The file has 16 pages. And my name was on the 15th page. Imagine us, scrolling page by page only to find out that my name was on the second to the last page?

I was screaming when I saw my two-letter surname. Literally screaming at the top of my lungs! Joy immediately hugged me, and Mary too. I'm jumping for joy, and was in tears. God is so good. Now, it's my turn to be good to Him.

I'm now in the process of compiling all documents and medical exams for the visa and scholarship. And mom's showing signs of separation anxiety as early as now.

Thank you to my closest friends who prayed for me. And thank You Lord, for EVERYTHING. Gaya nga ng sabi sa Rexona, I won't let You down :)

2 comments

Earl Louie Masacayan said...

WOW!!!! Congrats jackie!!! :)
nga pala, c selle, nasa UST na rin...
hehe ^_^

Jacqueline said...

thank you earl :)