Today with Jesus
- Today’s bible verse
“Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together”( Matthew 19:6)
Family is the foundation, God instituted for the existence of life and vitality of it. Family brakes leads to body breaks that leads to extinction of human species on earth. Marriage is, to love and cherish, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, child or childless ,a permanent heavenly gift. At creation he approved one kind of marriage bond, a man to woman. These become one flesh- one before God. God created man and woman. We are conditioned with TV, Internet,Facebook, Twitter, Movies and the rest of the media, often glorifying different life styles away from God. So we losses the sanctity of marriage and breaks it as we like it. Now the joy of life vanishes from the faces of husband and wife.
A letter to Melinda , the wife of Bill Gate ,from Mary,(She died in 1994 due to Cancer) the mother of Bill Gate. ”Although we have been married forty-two years, we continue to learn what it means to be married. Celebrate his good points and remember you don’t have to love everything about him. Don’t expect calm waters. Pray for courage. No man and woman ever had a perfectly harmonious marriage. A good marriage takes effort, resilience and suppression of personal ego. The fundamental requirement is living with the fixed vision that your relationship is permanent and for ever.” She continues “ Of course, the waters have not always been smooth, but I can’t imagine not being married to Bill! I hope you will have this same feeling 42 years from now about your Bill Gate . Love, Mary”.
Lord, expression of your love, you created us as man and woman. You saw that is good. But we lost the vitality and happiness of marriage..Give us the first love , joy , peace that we need in our family. Let a new life blossom on our homes with our unity. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen
Your ever loving servant in Jesus
Paulose Achen from Toronto 1 October 2010 Friday
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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