Filipinas "Amy" (Dizon) Ignacio
August 31, 1926 – November 28, 2019
HULING PAALAM SA AMING MOMMY
Itong mga huling araw at gabi ay tunay na napakahirap para sa aming magkapatid. Ang paghahanda sa aming pinakamamahal na ina para sa kanyang paglisan.
Umiyak ako sa Panginoon na bigyan ako ng sasabihin sa aming ina na magbibigay sa kanya ng kapanatagan.
Sa kanyang mga huling araw at gabi, ako at si Patrick ay palagi sa kanyang tabi, tangan tangan ang kamay na nag-alaga at nag-aruga sa aming magkapatid.
Nakita namin sa kanyang mga mata ang takot na harapin ang kamatayan na nag-iisa.
Si Hesus ba ay natakot na harapin ang kamatayan? Minahal niya ang buhay dito sa lupa. Para kay Hesus ang kamatayan ay isang kaaway.
Mayroon bang ibang paraan para tayo ay maligtas bukod sa kamatayan sa krus? Wala!
Walang ibang paraan para sa banal at matuwid na Diyos upang mapatawad ang ating mga kasalanan.
Ang pagkabuhos ng banal na Dugo ni Kristo sa Krus ng Kalbaryo ang tanging paraan.
Kung ipagwalang bahala lang ang kasalanan, walang katarungan at ang Diyos ay hindi matuwid. Para sa banal na Diyos, kasuklamsuklam ang kasalanan. (Habakkuk 1:13)
Si Hesus ang naging kasuklamsuklam nang siya ay pinako sa Krus ng Kalbaryo. Pinasan ni Hesus ang ating kasalanan na parang marumi, luma, at sira sirang damit.
Sa kabila nito, ang katuwiran at kabanalan ni Kristo ay ibinigay sa atin, tulad ng isang bago at malinis na kasuotan.
Ang tawag po dito sa Bible ay "imputation." Kinuha ni Kristo ang ating kasalanan at ibinigay niya sa atin ang kanyang katuwiran, kalinisan, at kabanalan. Napasa atin ito hindi dahil sa ating mabubuting gawa kundi dahil tayo ay "na kay Kristo."
Meron ba tayong maibibigay o magagawa upang tangapin tayo sa langit? Wala! Kung tatangapin mo ang walang bayad na kaloob at magtiwala sa kanyang banal na dugo, ang takot sa kamatayan ay mapapalitan ng katiyakan na langit ang iyong walang hangang tirahan.
"Sapagka't sa biyaya kayo'y nangaligtas sa pamamagitan ng pananampalataya; at ito'y hindi sa inyong sarili, ito'y kaloob ng Dios; Hindi sa pamamagitan ng mga gawa, upang ang sinoman ay huwag magmapuri." (Efeso 2:8&9)
Sulat ni Paige Ignacio
- Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
- Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
- Reception Saturday, December 7, 2019
Filipinas "Amy" (Dizon) Ignacio
December 7, 2019
We will always remember Tita Amy as masungit yet very loving second mother who always shares life advices and never forgets everyone during birthdays and special occasions. we will miss you Tita.
December 6, 2019
Tita Amy, you will be missed and your memory will prosper in our hearts. May your soul have peace, watching over us.
December 5, 2019
My grandmother was always a large part of my life. Through everything, she was around to support her friends, my family, and me. She will be missed for everything that she was in our lives.
December 5, 2019
It is quite difficult to write nor share any memory that I have of you as I have had not much of a chance to get to know you as I was growing up. There were only a handful of times that I can remember spending some time with you and my cousins and I recall you being so quiet and just smile and laughed at my jokes.
I sit here at your wake and solemnly watch your family pictures that the venue had put together in a video. I can see how happy you were surrounded by your family, children and grand children.
And there's a part of me that wish that I had been in one of those pictures. I wish that I had more opportunities to have gotten to know you.
Though my heart is heavy I know that you're in a much better place now and I am at peace knowing that.
December 3, 2019
The most wonderful gift you have ever given me is the special part of you that now lives in every single one of us. The countless memories I’ve been blessed to share with you will last forever and always, and the tenderness you’ve showed me will never fade. A grandmother is a remarkable woman, that’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness and someone who overlooks the faults of others. Grandmothers are all the dear and precious things in life, and the ones who encourage our dreams and praise our every success. And it’s so funny to think that that is the exact description of you. You have taught me how to love and how to be strong in the toughest of times. You’re a wife, a mother, and a grandma too, and that is the legacy you have given all of us. So as I wish you my final goodbye, I don’t need to say I love you because you already know how much I do. As sad as I am, I know that God had already prepared a spot for you in his eternal garden, and when he saw you laying there tired, and wrapped his arms around you to bring you home. God must take the best, since he took you, and though it broke all of our hearts to see you go, I know you didn’t leave alone. Because the day you went home you took a little piece of each of us.
December 3, 2019
P R A Y E R F O R G R A N N Y
( A collaborated prayer for Our Dearest Granny Amy
by : Hannah & Polyanna. )
God saw you lay tired, and a cure was just not to be. So He put His arms around you, and whispered,
“Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you pass on. Although we couldn’t bear to lose you, we couldn’t ask you to stay. Your golden heart stopped beating, and your tired hands laid to rest. We wanted you to lay easy with God, Granny. Though we knew we would feel beaten and dejected. We now realize He was only calling your pure soul home to him. We thank Him for the happy moments we spent with You, and the memories that could last us a lifetime.
Please, Rest peacefully Granny, Thank You for everything. You will live in our hearts forever.
With Much Love, Hannah and Polyanna.
December 3, 2019
Eulogy for My Mother
by Paige Ignacio
The last week of being with my mother was the most difficult for me, especially when I had to help prepare her for the hereafter. I cried to the Lord to give me the right words to say to her.
She asked my brother Patrick and I to hold her hand and stay with her since she didn't want to be alone. Patrick whispered to me, "She's afraid."
Was Jesus afraid to die? He loved life on earth. He enjoyed attending weddings, eating with friends, riding in a boat or walking with His disciples.
To Jesus, death was the enemy. Was there another way to accomplish the will of the Father without the crucifixion? No, there was no other way for a just and infinitely holy God to deal with our sins. He cannot ignore or even look upon evil (Habakkuk 1:13).
If God were simply to forgive our sins without judging them, there would be no justice, no accountability for wrongdoing, and God is not truly holy and just.
The shedding of His Blood on the Cross was the only way. How unthinkable for us that our sins were placed on Christ Jesus, the sinless one. He was "clothed" in our sins like a dirty, tattered old shirt, and on the Cross, your sins and my sins were judged. His blood is the only acceptable sacrifice.
On the other hand, Christ's perfect righteousness and holiness were given to us, like a spotless, brand new shirt.
This exchange is called imputation in the Bible. He takes our sin. We take His righteousness. An important verse is 2 Corinthians 5:21, "God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God," which means that the Christian has become righteous by imputation, in exchange for Jesus' sinlessness.
It's not our righteousness that will get us to heaven, but Christ's righteousness. And we get it not because our faith is righteous, but because we are "in Christ."
"For it is by grace you have been saved, it is the gift of God. Not by works." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
December 2, 2019
Remembering and missing my Tita Amy .
She was a grand lady- wife, mother, grandmother, aunt friend , entrepreneur and my godmother.
She always had a kind word and advise for me and my family.
I love you and will always remember you as you looked on your 90th birthday -so beautiful.