There are millions of my people who have gone overseas to work in order to earn better and provide more meaningfully for their families. They are considered heroes of our time because their shares in remittances have fueled our once dwindling economy into one that is thriving and robust.
Although there have been sacrifices involved because of physical separation among loved ones, there have been reasons to celebrate improved lifestyles for those directly affected and for the whole country as well. My heart is torn between being proud of our overseas workers and being frayed because of the many stories I have learned about families being broken.
Life has, indeed, its trade off. But I am praying that the Lord will continue to allow my people to be more dependent on HIM alone in choosing the better path towards living according to God’s will transcending options that will invoke pain and frustration.