The Invitation / La Invitacion

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16
Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. -Juan 3:16

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at noon, Sister Avigail died. This post has nothing to do with kdramas, but it has to do about a real woman who touched not only my life, but everyone around her. She battled stomach cancer for a year and 8 months. Doctors didn’t give her more than 7-8 months. They told her she wouldn’t make it the next three months on June this year. She gave thanks on Thanksgiving. She gave hope on Christmas. She received the New Years with praise. There was no Sunday, no Wednesday she would not attend church. Even if it was painful coming out from her house. She always praised the Lord with her heart. In pain, in agnst, she would give thanks for the victory of living everyday. She fought and won the battle. The disease consumed her body, she was paper thin, pale, and gray haired, but she was more alive than me. Her remains are here on earth, but her spirit lives with the Lord. She is enjoying her victory in the best place, Heaven. She no longer has pain, no tears, no agnst, just pure joy. I shall see her again, and many other people that have left early. But you can too. This isn’t something exclusive, this door is open to everyone. Heaven isn’t something you buy, Sister Avigail couldn’t aford it, but because it’s a gift by grace, everyone can receive it. EVERYONE. All we have to do is accept Jesus into our hearts. Is that simple. This isn’t some modern movement, a fashion statement, a thing for saints, it’s for everyone. Anyone who is hurt, who is tired, who is bullied, who wants a change, who needs a friend, who is sick, who is dying, who is rich, who is poor, who is empty, who lives, who has no hope, for me, for you. Something that Sister Avigail left was the certainty that a God exists. The road is rocky, not smooth and peaceful, but knowing that someone died for me in matter to have ETERNAL life, with no suffering and pain, makes the road worth walking on. No one is perfect, I shall never be,  but God uses my imperfections for his perfection.  The price for Heaven has been paid, Jesus died for everyone. Is up to us to accept it now. He, unlike Satan, will not force us to say “yes”. He, with open arms, awaits for us to let go of this vain, empty life, and open our hearts to him, accepting his sacrifice for us. Sister Avigail accepted this gift and is ever so grateful, for now she truly lives in peace in Heaven. One day we will die. One day we shall be taken were we chose to. Heaven or Hell, is up to each of us to decide our final destiny.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Mathew 11:28-30
Venid a mí todos los que estáis trabajados y cargados, y yo os haré descansar. Llevad mi yugo sobre vosotros y aprended de mí, que soy manso y humilde de corazón, y hallaréis descanso para vuestras almas, porque mi yugo es fácil y ligera mi carga. -Mateo 11:28-30

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El Sabado, Enero 5, al mediodia, Hermana Avigail murio. Esto no tiene nada que ver con kdrama, pero esto es sobre una persona real que no solamente toco mi vida, sino tambien la de todos alrededor de ella. Ella lucho contra cancer del estomago por un año y 8 meses. Los doctores no le dieron mas que 7 a 8 meses. Este año le dieron 3 meses de vida en Junio. Ella dio gracias en Accion De Gracias. Dio esperanza esta Navidad. Ella recivio este Año Nuevo con alabanza. No habia un Domingo, un Miercoles que no fuera a la iglesia. Aunque fuera doloroso salir de la casa. Ella siempre le dio gracias al Señor con todo su corazon. En el dolor, en la angustia, ella daba gracias por cada victoria de vivir un dia mas. Ella peleo y gano la batalla. La enfermedad consumio su cuerpo, palida, delgada, con pelo gris, pero estaba mas viva que yo. Sus remanentes quedaron aqui en tierra, pero su espiritu vive con el Señor. Ella disfruta su victoria en el mejor lugar, el Cielo. Ella no tiene mas dolor, no mas lagrimas, no mas angustia, solamente puro gozo. Yo la vere de nuevo un dia, como vere a muchas mas personas que se fueron tempranamente. Pero tu tambien pudes. Esto no es algo exclusivo. Esta puerta esta abierta para todos. El Cielo no se puede comprar, Hermana Avigail no podria comprarlo, pero es un regalo dado por gracia. Todos podemos recibirlo. TODOS. Lo unico que tienen que hacer es acceptar a Jesus en su corazon. Es tan simple. Esto no es un movimiento moderno, un estatus de moda, no es una cosa para santos, es para todos. Para los que estan lastimados, los cansados, los que son acriminados, los que quieren cambiar, los que necesitan un amigo, los que estan enfermos, los que estan muriendo, los ricos, los pobres, los que estan vacios, los que viven, los que no tienen esperanza, para mi, para ti. Algo que dejo la Hermana Avigail es la certeza que Dios existe. El camino es duro. No facil y en paz. Pero saber que alguien murio por mi para que tenga vida ETERNA, sin sufrimiento ni dolor, vale la pena caminar ese camino. Nadien es perfecto. Yo nunca lo sere. Pero Dios utiliza mis imperfecciones para su perfeccion. El precio del Cielo ya ha sido pagada. Jesus murio por todos y para todos. Es nuestra decision acceptarlar o no. Jesus, no como Satanas, no nos fuerza que digamos “si”. El solamente nos espera con los brazos abierto a que nos soltemos de este mundo vacio y vano y que abramos nuestro corazon a El, acceptando su sacrificio. Hermana Avigail accepto ese regalo y esta agradecida, ya que ahora vive en verdadera paz en el Cielo. Un dia moriremos. Un dia seremos puestos en donde decidimos.  El Cielo o Infierno, es nuestra decision donde sera nuestro destino final.

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