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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


It was a sunny Thursday morning, around 10 o’clock. I was ironing our clothes and EJ was watching the video. Everytime I iron clothes, my son would either be singing and dancing or coming to me and asking me to join him. He is aware that he shouldn’t come near me because mama is holding something “HOT”. But for some reason that day, which I guess was curiosity, EJ came to me and without any sign, he touched the ironing board. It was HOT, so he cried really loud, as if his hands were burned! Then he kept telling me, MAMA YAYAY (mama painful) and MAMA PO-PO (mama carry). So I carried him and comforted him.

The truth of the matter was, he didn’t get his hands burned. It was hot but not that hot to burn his tiny fragile fingers. It was painful though. After that incident, he never came near me whenever I ironed clothes. If he needed something, he would call me from a distance. My smart son learned his lesson well.

I remember my brother Charles when he was around 3 years old. I was taking care of him and he wanted so much to touch the electric fan. I was only 9 years old then but I knew it was dangerous, it might cut his fingers. You know what I did? I turned on our small plastic electric fan, then after a few minutes turned it off. But while it was slowing down, I got my brother’s fingers and inserted it so he would touch the blades. He cried of course because for his tiny fingers, it was painful. But I knew it wouldn’t cut his fingers. I just wanted to him to learn that it’s painful. So my brother, ‘til this day, never poked his fingers in the electric fan. He was smart, he learned his lesson well.

What happened to EJ and to Charles? They tasted pain…But not the damaging pain, just enough pain their teeny fingers can handle. Was it a bad experience for them? I believe NOT. EJ’s experience will spare him from being burned and Charles’ experience had spared him from getting his fingers cut. But both toddlers were SMART enough to learn their lessons early.

Many times in our lives, God allows us to go through “teeny pains” to spare us from "full-sized pains”. But we should learn our lessons after those tiny troubles because if not, we will hurt more when those giant pains come. We can’t be so STUBBORN. Let’s not wait for cut fingers or burned hands. Let’s learn our lessons now. God is just giving us a TASTE OF PAIN, to spare us from destructive and perilous ones ahead.

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