Disclaimer: This might be the weirdest-never-been-heard-or-written illustration ever existed of God’s Love. This article is the writer’s personal reflection and by no means written with intention to offend or whatsoever – guard your heart.
I can’t believe I just typed in Surot & God in one sentence. But hear me out!
I live with my cousin, Meng and every now and then I would hear her complain about how she hadn’t get good sleep because of the bed bugs she had to porter. (Hashtag OFW Life)
One day, while we were sharing our devotions over lunch, a weird thought hit me and so I asked her, “Ins, do you think you can find it in your heart to love bed bugs (surot?)” (we are cousins so yes, we are entitled to talk about weird stuff), which she immediately and disgustedly answered, “What! Ew! No!”
I laughed! But it just all of a sudden had dawned on me, at that point in my head I literally just leveled myself to a bed bug (surot), so tiny, helpless and disgusting (for I am a sinner) yet I am loved (by an Almighty!)
Turning tables, I had to check myself and ask, if I too can’t find it in my heart to love a tiny, helpless and disgusting bed bug, how far the love I had known can go compared to the God who so love the world, for him to give his only begotten son? (John 3:16, Emphasis added)
Try to imagine – (just try) – a surot throwing attitude towards you after all the sacrifices you may have done and would still willing to do to express such love to an unlovable tiny bug? Di ba ang sarap lang tirisin?
Imagine you being that surot. Di ba ang sarap mo’ng tirisin? But then GRACE!
Aren’t we all ‘nagmamagandang surot’ in God’s eyes each and every time we complain on petty things? Aren’t we all ‘pa-importante/pa-cool na surot’ each and every time we denied God’s instruction over our own?
It is yes (admittedly) weird, out of so many illustrations, why surot, right? I don’t know either to be honest but I managed to get my head around it and I thank the Lord for His Grace and unconditional love for even thou I realized many things through a tiny bug, I’m still not so sure if I can love it, but God did, still does and will do FOR ME, and so to YOU!
Kaya mga Ins, wag magpa-importante, magmaganda or mag pa-cool na surot, pa-proseso ka! 🙂