Today with Jesus
- Today’s bible verse
“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest”(Ecclesiastes 11:4)
Delaying(Procrastination) to do a work is a disease spreading like a wild fire .It destroys all the grace and fruits entitled for us. Expecting perfect in everything is a psychological illusion. There is no perfect time to do a work . All time is good. Waiting for perfect condition will mean inactivity. If we wait for the perfect place for love others, we will never love it . .If we wait for self correction, we will never do it. If we wait for a perfect church, we will never join. If we wait for a good confession, we will never do it. Take steps to grow spiritually, financially, socially. Don’t wait for conditions that may never exist.
Mathew was a devout God fearing family gentleman. Attendance in the church was prompt. Daily two times prayer in the family was compulsory. In his work he was very industrious and studious. He was very good in helping others. But he was reluctant to do the sacrament of confession because he feels he was not perfect to do so. He knew after doing the confession, he was going to do the same wrong. So waited for a time when he could not do the wrong- to confess. But earnestly he wanted to confess but time to come. Suddenly he became paralyzed. His brain and body became dysfunctional. He was staying in coma in number of years not to do the confession.
So it is the time to do what you are entitled to do. Yesterday is no more, tomorrow yet to come, today is yours. Use it.
Lord, we missed all our opportunities in our life. Give us now the strength and courage to stand for eternity and to do what is good and to do away what is not good. Give us a new heart and mind, not to waiting for anything that you intended, we should do . All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Your ever loving servant in Jesus
Paulose achen from Toronto 3 October 2010 Sunday
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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