Today with Jesus
- Today’s bible verse
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; you are mine.
“when you pass through the waters, I will be with you”(Isaiah 43:1-2)
The presence of another person can be transforming experience in our life. At times, it can mean the difference between life and death. The parents know that the children are in hunger for the presence of them always. Now the medical science proved, touching, breast feeding, and holding the children in the hands of the parents are the best for a healthy mature growth of a child. We have a number of stigma to care and touch when we deal with others. It may be cultural, Social religious, racial, financial or other conditioned character. Individualism is the norm now. We are even reluctant to listen others. That is the reason the hugging mother like Matha Amrithandha Mai gets attracted- some one there to touch and listen!
The mother of Jimmy Carter ( former president of America) Miss Lillian saw leprosy for the first time when she worked as a volunteer nurse in Bombay, India. She moved away firstly when she saw a small girl with leprous sores came to the clinic. With a mask she gave the first shot. Then she went and scrubbed the entire body red and raw and she became sick. But weekly base she treated the leprous child. Time passed, her stigma subsided and managed not to turn her face away. Then the spirit of the child bloomed and sores faded. The child started to look on her anxiously with trust . Lillian and the child started to smile each other and said a few Marathi words and reached and hold each others hand. When Lillian kissed the child ‘s lips she didn’t feel unclean.
God says I love you, and I will be with you, no matter what happens.. The presence of one who cares is a healing, nurturing gift. When we give our presence to another person, especially one who is lonely, needy, or out cast ,the blessing returns to us.
Lord, Let be a channel of presence and comforter to those who are needy, sick, and lonely. Give us a new heart to treat everybody as our own body. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Your ever loving servant in Jesus
Paulose Achen from Toronto 2 October 2010 Saturday
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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