Sunday, March 20, 2016

How Great Is Thy Love For Me - The Finale

Read previous post: How Great Is Thy Love For Me - Part 3

In 2011, a book titled "Crash of the Titans" was written by Greg Farrell about the company I used to work for. A lot of people think that insiders are the ones getting the news first. That's absolutely not true based on my personal experience. Most of the time, most employees came to know about what happened to their company from the news, instead from their employers. Only a few CxO level will have the privilege to highly confidential and classified information about the company.

I still remembered very clearly, when the news headline appeared on Sunday, 14 September 2008: "Bank of America to Buy Merrill Lynch for $50 Billion". I and my colleagues knew from news on Sunday and there was internal announcement that we're sold to Bank of America the following Monday. There wasn't even a bit of hints, and we thought John Thain, who was the new CEO then, would bring Merrill Lynch back to it's hay day.

Fast forward to early 2015, an ex-colleague contacted me and asked me if my current company was hiring. The company he worked for was reducing their head counts. This was the same person that I used to help in the past, but turned his back on me when I was desperate looking for job (read: Part 1). See, we shouldn't burn the bridge and help whenever we could, but I learnt what went around came around. We reap what we sow! And if not because of God's grace, we'll die in our sin, reaping what we sow.

I was grateful God forbade me from joining "that" company, though I was very disappointed at that time. Now I understand that God sees far into the future. God knows what is best for His beloved. He knows what will happen in 2015 and beyond, though I - due to my short-sightedness - felt very discouraged and disappointed then.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." - Rome 8:28 NKJV

In January 2016, news about "that" company started to fill the headlines: "ABC Cutting 1,000 Jobs, About 230 Eliminated in Asia", "ABC laying off 100 employees in Singapore" ... All these events happening in my life just mere co-incidents? Randomness?? Really ??? Or there is Someone up there looking after me. I believe the later, but not because I'm deserving good more than anyone else, but because of His grace alone. Amen.

"The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."
-Psalm 23:1-4 NKJV


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    1. Hi SMOL, this chapter is now closed, but the next chapter is being written. Will I be wiser? I really hope so, but that's a story for another time :-).