Friday, March 16, 2012

can't hold a candle

Today, March 16th, is "Araw Ng Dabaw" which literally means "Davao Day,
but this is one festival that's celebrated the whole week long.
Araw ng Dabaw commemorates the founding of the city of Davao,
75 years ago today!
Happy Birthday, Davao!

The city is alive with parades, contests, dancing, feasting and music.
Filipinos know how to celebrate!

But these celebrations just can't hold a candle to the one that happens
at the birth-day of a new believer in Christ.

Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God 
over one sinner who repents.
Luke 15:10

Who can describe the joys that rise
Thro' all the courts of Paradise
To see a prodigal return,
To see an heir of glory born?
-Isaac Watts

*photo credit to 'the mark of an explorer'

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