Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
"I tell you the truth. anyone who doesn’t receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”(Mark 10:15)
Could you like to live now in the experience of God? Isn’t attainable or mere fantasy?
God is real and his kingdom is attainable. It couldn’t be bought or conquered but it should be revealed. Unless we humble our attitudes towards God like a child will miss the experience of God’s kingdom and it’s supreme ecstasy of happiness. Adult’s moral defensiveness must humble itself before the holy God; and adult sceptical toughness must soften before the loving God. Children do not feel supremely powerful, perfectly righteous, or totally autonomous. Coming to Jesus means to accept his goodness on our behalf, confess our need and commit our life to his tender guidance. If we preoccupy with earthly life we will miss the heavenly kingdom. Children are always the trusting nature. So Jesus says, “ I praise you, Father, lord of heaven an dearth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed these to little children.”(Mathew 11:25)
Huston Smith A prolific writer and thinker of 21st century aged 91 tells his life experience of God, when his older daughter, Karen, was 7 and Gael was 4, he over heard them in the room one Sunday night when they were supposed to be asleep. Karen was whispering about the parents, “They talk so much about God. I don’t get it.” Gael said she did get it. But Karen said a little 4- year old could not possibly understand. “Oh, I do,” Gael answered.” They are saying God is every thing. God is in me.” I am the 4 year old who would say that. I am also this 90 year old. He continues ,” I had to take a life long tour of the world’s religions in order to inhabit Christianity in the spirit it was originally meant, in the way my 4 year old daughter understood it.” How simple and how lovely is to know God and live in him? A faith of a child!
Theology, arguments, education, experience , age - nothing will make us to reach to God except a child like attitude of humility, trust, and faith.
Jesus, let your revelation to those who genuinely seeking and waiting for Godly experience. Let us have the attitude of a child and let us laid down the hubris of adulthood. We pray for purity of faith and protection from any doubts in you. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen. Love
Toronto, Thursday 30th December 2010
- 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