Seat 23A of Cebu Pacific flight 5J 461 bound for Iloilo City.
I remember last week, before I left work, I had informed my officemate that I wasn't going to go to work the next morning because I was expecting Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) to be in full effect in a couple of hours (but I did go to work the next morning).
A week later, I am saying the same thing. I am not going to go to work tomorrow, but that is because by tonight, I am bound for Iloilo City.
It was just last night that the option of actually taking my annual vacation 2 weeks ahead of time, to be able to volunteer for ADRA for their Emergency Response in the Visayas area, and right now, I am flying at 35,000ft in a plane that is about to descend on a city that I have never been to, to help out in the aftermath of one of the strongest and devastating typhoons to EVER make landfall.
I do not know what I will see, nor do I want to guess.... but I know I am about to begin an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.
All that I am, all that I have, I lay them down before You, oh Lord.
All my regrets, all my acclaims, my heart and my hand, I give them to You...
Lord, I offer my life to you, everything I've been through, to use it for Your glory,
Lord, I offer my days to you, lifting my praise to You, as a pleasing sacrifice...
Lord I offer You my life.