Today with Jesus
- Today’s bible verse
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others”(2 Corinthians 1:4)
The most comfort we need, when anybody depart from us. Death is a mystery still to the world. The pain and sorrows associated with death will haunt the people till the end. The relief and comfort come from the friends and relatives are astounding effect to come out from the depression and sadness. Being comforted means not only the go away of troubles but also receiving strength, encouragement and to hope to deal with our troubles. Jesus in person showed how we should comfort others in their bereavement. When he saw the weeping and wailing in the house of Lazarus, He too wept openly. Jesus showed that he cares enough for us to weep with us in our sorrows.
Sudden death of Mary’s husband, Dr. Mathew was unbearable and a shock for her. She wrote a letter to her friend, a priest, after three weeks. “ Thank you so much for calling me and consoling me after my husband passed away……………. All these three weeks I have been very strong .But somehow tonight I am feeling very disturbed and deeply sad. .. Please pray for me, that God will give me strength to carry on. It is hard because I am alone. I feel so down right now. May God lift me up and walk with me.” Immediately the priest responded and she was comforted. She wrote back. : Thank you so much for your immediate response. It was so comforting for me. I know my comfort is only in Jesus. he is for me, with me and in me, I too promise him that I will never leave him. And your response has quietude my soul. Thank you so much”.
A trusted person stand with us in our sorrows and tears is ,God himself standing with us with comfort. Are we the trusted friends today to the depressed and troubled? Near by any body want your presence and comfort, take little time and do comfort.
Jesus, you are the true trusted comfort for us. You are the resurrection and life. And you never leave us and abandon as an orphans. You weep with us when we weep. Today we need your real presence and a word of comfort. Lord we pray for those who are troubled and alone. Give them your spirit of consolation and friendship. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Your ever loving servant in Jesus
Paulose Achen from Toronto Thursday 14 October 2010
N.B.please forward to your friends and relatives.
- 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