Today with Jesus
- Today’s bible verse
“..God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for
us while we were sinners.”(Romans 5:8)
While we were still sinners – these are amazing words. Christ came to the world and died for us not due to we were good but he loved us. Before we turned to him ,he loved us. His love never counts appearance. You may be good or bad that is immaterial for his love. He is the God who gives, rains and sun shines to the good and bad.
All of us want change. That is godly. That change take place only by love in thoughts ,words and actions. The world we face ,counts
according to appearance. Color counts, race counts, beauty counts, wealth counts, talents counts, to get the love. To get the love we do cosmetic changes. But the end result is square one -No change. Here comes the meditation and contemplation of encompassing love of God . That will change us and change the hard core bad elements
in us. Don’t forget today the love of God who never counts wrongs .
Biju was in drinks for years. And every one kept telling him to change . And Biju wanted to change his bad habits., but couldn’t, no matter how he tried. Even his thickest friends and parents urging him to change but he was powerless. One day he met a priest in his degree class and got acquainted. Simply the priest loved him while Biju continued his drinking habits. The silent words of the priest “Biju, DON’T CHANGE. DON’T CHANGE.. I LOVE YOU “ At last Biju changed to become the best student in the college and came to Indian Administrative Service. Now he do his best to the family, friends and the society at large.
Lord , we meditate and contemplate your great love on cross when we are sinners. Your love make us to change our habits and to live
in you.. Let us taste your love. All we ask in the name of Jesus.
Your ever loving servant in Jesus
Paulose Achen from Toronto 28 September 2010 Tuesday.
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- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012