He Knew It

One of my favorite Tagalog movies is “Tanging Yaman”. One of the scenes that caught my attention is the conversation between the old woman and her granddaughter asking why God does not get confused when people pray at the same time with different petitions. The old woman answered that God hears even our deepest secrets and those things that are unuttered. The movie reminds me that Jesus knows us more than we know ourselves. He knows what we need and what is good for us. He knows who we are. He sees how our hearts move even in the quietest and hidden most moment.

I asked for strength and he gave me trials to be strong. I asked for wisdom and he gave me a problem that I ought to solve. I asked for courage and he gave me dangers that I needed to overcome. He let me deal with difficult people to test my patience. God truly answers my prayers in His own ways that He knows would be better for me.

In the gospel, Nathanael was surprised that Jesus knew him in advance. We should always bear in mind that for God, nothing is secret.  Like Nathanael, let us recognize Jesus as the omniscient Son of God. As we surrender to Him, let us allow Him to take full control of our life, especially those parts which bother us.

By: Sem. Ryan Bernard C. Pablo

Today’s Gospel

John 1:47-51

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
“Here is a true child of Israel.
There is no duplicity in him.”
Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”
Nathanael answered him,
“Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Do you believe
because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?
You will see greater things than this.”
And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
you will see heaven opened
and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

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