Who could prepare? Nobody. Nothing could prepare us for this. Everyone in Samar and Leyte lost someone they knew.
Yet, it seems like we've been given a warning before. I saw a video on Youtube of a man and another of a woman who both predicted that this would happen. Below is a video from four years back of a prediction made by Cindy Jacobs.
And this is another video which I just saw today of an Indian prophet named Sadhu who predicted the tragedy in Samar and Leyte:
God spoke to them to warn us of this tragedy and also to give hope that after this an anointing of our land would follow. Whether or not this is true, all I can say to God is this---I don't understand why, but I have faith and trust in Your plans for my beloved country.
As I prepare a compilation of video clips and images that struck me I can't help but cry. Here I am in the comfort of my home, watching my baby play. I am safe and my family was spared, but that doesn't mean that we don't share their pain. The tragedy is felt everywhere in the Philippines and the whole world.
There was a picture of a father carrying the body of his lifeless daughter, another is a woman on her knees crying and dead bodies were piled everywhere. There were images of newly orphaned kids wet and crying and in another photo-- a boy with a wounded face amidst debris they once dearly called home.
Yesterday I heard Susan Boyle's version of You'll Never Walk Alone and in my mind I saw the pictures of survivors of the typhoon and the overwhelming help we got from all over the world. Kindly see the video below that I created and uploaded on Youtube as a tribute to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda and to the International Community who came to our aid. You'll see pictures of survival, courage and faith in God. This is a story of humanity and that how different we may seem we are one. We breath the same air, we see the same stars at night and feel the same kind of joy and pain.
I made this so that when we get through it all we will feel proud at recalling how we survived this nightmare. At the same time for all the Filipinos to remember that in our time of need, our brothers and sisters from different countries helped us and was with us on our grieving.
Please note that I do not own any of the materials used in my youtube video.You may see the credits page for the original sources. Neither do I own the other two videos and picture used in this blog post.