Before I became a city councilor, I worked for a group of companies owned by a Manila-based businessman. He is a kind elderly man who is well-liked by his people.
He helped me and my family a lot. And when I became a city councilor, he took my wife as business partner and they went into orchid growing, integrated farming and ornamental plants. I continued to serve the group of companies in an on-call consultant basis and received an allowance to help with my meager income as a public servant.
In many of my trips to Manila, I would call on him. He would always treat me for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and on occasion would lend me his car to bring me to places I needed to go around Metro Manila. When my daughter was admitted to two Manila hospitals in late 2009, he was there to lend my daughter and my wife a hand. He was truly an angel.
But as I became busy with my work in the city government particularly during my 2nd and 3rd terms, I gradually lost contact with him. Having not done anything for him, I believed that he has stopped sending me my honorarium. I have not also bothered to check my bank account for close to four years.
To my great surprise last week when I moved to Manila, I learned from him that he has faithfully sent my allowance every month. Yes, every single month! I was so embarrassed; his faithfulness and generosity simply floored me.
I have been praying for some time for additional money to help pay for bills and some personal loan. I did not expect help to come this way. This was an unexpected blessing.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.” Psalms 37:3
I just realized God send us angels to help us not once, not twice, but many times, and perhaps, even forever. That is how faithful and generous God is.