Last Saturday (January 23), I was attending SW@P (Seminar on Worship @ Praise) together with some leaders of Grace Place. Sometime in the afternoon, Joy called up and asked me to go home. Johann is sick and we need to bring him to the hospital. I am a hypocrite if I will say that I have not felt any regret for not being able to finish that wonderful seminar and eventually not participating in a great worship experience in the evening. But one thing I realized: being a father means putting your family ahead of whatever personal plans and enjoyments you may have. Sure I have missed the seminar and the concert — big time! — but never did I think that I should hold back and suspend what I had to do for my son. Hayy! Tatay na talaga ako. :D
I remember that exposition on the wedding at Cana by Max Lucado in his book “He Still Moves Stones”. He said that God might be busy managing the entire universe. But if you will call on him, if he needs to stop working on a brand new planet, He will stop and personally attend to your needs. Of course, God is all powerful — he can never be too busy. That is just to show how much he loves us and we’re always number one in His to-do list everyday.
By the way, to those who prayed from my son, especially my grace group, thanks a lot. He is now ok, recuperating. I hope to see him recover the weight he lost during the weekend sickness very soon.