Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“ For to me living means living for Christ and dying is even better.”(Philippians 1:21)
How do we die?
Four important things always to be remembered are death, judgement, heaven, and hell. Death is a reality and that everybody should go through it. How do we face death is the question to be answered. Now mercy killing(medically assisted) is a universally welcomed method to die. Any method is accepted provided there is no eternity. If there is eternity and it is so we have to wait for the time of the creator to take our souls but no human beings. There is a judgement of justice after math for all our deeds on earth and an untenable separation in to eternal light or eternal darkness (heaven and hell). “It’s appointed for to die once, and after that comes judgement.”(Hebrews 9:27) .Death is still an enemy, is a defeated foe, can be faced with confidence, even with joy as St Paul wished-“ dying is even better.” Attitude and perception towards death is important. If that is rooted in eternity then 10,000 problems we are being faced become no problems at all. Life becomes a smooth sailing boat to the way to eternity by the caption ship of Jesus. This education should be imparted to the generation through the word of God. ”Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”(Psalm 119:105)- a culture of eternity and bliss!
Once Billy Graham was addressing the Students of university of California there was boos and cat calls. Suddenly there was a silence when he was started to tell the story of a student. She was being died in an accident, near her mother. She told to her mother,” mother you taught me anything included to know to get by in college. You taught me to light my cigarette, how to hold my cocktail glass, and how to have intercourse safely. But mother, you never taught me how to die, you better teach me quickly, mother, because I’m dying.”
“Think about the things of heaven not the things on earth.”(Colossians 3:2)
Don’t forget to give spiritual nourishment to our children through our way of life of eternity , prayer ,daily bible readings, and bible study.
Jesus, let our minds be hooked on the eternal bliss of your presence through holy spirit. Let every body get a peaceful end. We pray for the parents and teachers who are in the field of spiritual education and struggle to impart spirituality to the modern generation. Let them get the power to overcome the hurdles they are being faced. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Tuesday February 2011
- 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