The largest human cross was achieved by 13,266 participants at an event organised by the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) in Manila, Philippines, on 9 March 2011.
Imagine if all these more than 13,000 people accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, wouldn’t it be truly a mighty human cross showcasing God’s glorious victory? And wouldn’t the University of Santo Tomas faithfully serve its means-that is to educate people towards the love and fear of God?
That would really be UST crossing the line from higher education to eternal salvation.
I’d like that.
All my bags are packed (and the bagoongs too!) standing here outside our door, I hate to step outside and say goodbye.
I’m on my way to Manila for my flight scheduled shortly after midnight. Bus will leave 3PM.
I already miss my family even now.
Comfort us Lord and may You keep us safe in our travels.
It was the 29th of July and I was on my way back to Dubai. The check-in cue at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila was like a sleeping anaconda, it wasn’t moving and it was very long. Finally it was my turn, my baggage weight exceeded my limit and I had to unload a few kilos and gave them to my dad. Thanks dad!
We were held at the waiting area for around 1 hour more, they said that the plane is delayed but they will serve snacks in a little while. And so they did.
At the Hong Kong International Airport, we arrived past 11pm and I searched for the Cathay Pacific check-in counter and found it with another long, almost-not-moving cue. I waited and waited and was worried because it’s nearing midnight and the Dubai flight is leaving 30 minutes past 12. People were shouting at the poor Cathay staff. There was a storm with lightnings and thunders inside the airport.
My turn once again came and was attended to. I turned out to be the coordinator for the 9 other Pinoys behind me. We were entertained as a group. Our group was left behind by our flight to Dubai which we paid for a month ago. We were told that they overbooked the flight and it was their fault and that they will solve the problem. And so they did-after 2 hours.
Here was their solution:
1. They booked us on the next flight, which is 16 hours later – on business class.
2. They booked us at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong while waiting for our flight.
3. They gave us a few HK$ to spend.
What happened next? We became instant tourists! All of us, 10 Pinoys were first-time visitors of Hong Kong outside the HKIA. I got to spend the night at a 5-star hotel; got to walk in busy HK streets and bought some souvenirs, a digital camera and a cool phone; got to experience Cathay’s business class – all for the price of an economy ticket and a lot of cue-lining and plane-waiting.
Reached Dubai safely and with a tummy filled to the brim. Hehehe.
Indeed, God is in control.
I will praise You in the storm!
Thank You Lord!