Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
"A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, dumb, and many others. They laid them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them all.” (Mathew 15:30)
Ordinary human beings can be healers!
Healing is the total wellness of an individual - physical, mental and spiritual but curing is the biological fitness. Treatment of any sickness should start from the soul because that is the root from where all illnesses sprout. Holistic treatment is the best for wellness. So the first and foremost things we could do for the sick is to lead them to God. That can be done by anybody at any time, at any place and under any circumstances who has the will to do so. That is what God wants from us. A vast crowd was brought to Jesus to be healed, and he healed them all. Jesus is still able to heal people who are suffering physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and we can be ones who bring suffering people to him. Whom do you know has that Christ’s healing touch? You can bring them to Jesus through prayer , take them to hospital, counselling, explain to them the reason for the hope that you have. Then let Christ do the healing. We should not be an onlooker when others are in pain of sickness. Others know about God and his love of healings only through you and me. Don’t scuttle and cap that happiness for you and the sick.
Ann, an unmarried nurse settled in a remote village after her retirement and was managing her life with her pension. Meanwhile, she was affected by Dementia and no one was there to take care of her. Suresh, the boy had just finished his commerce degree and was in search of a job. After seeing Ann’s plight, Suresh’s compassionate heart made him collect his friends and brought Ann to a home and assured the care givers to meet all the expenses to take care of Ann. She was treated very well at the home. She was the angel in the home, ever smiling and without any complaints. When she died, Suresh and his friends were there for her funeral. They continue to be volunteers for the home and are also well settled
in their lives.
"As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed everyone” (Luke 4:40). When we were faced with a particularly difficult situation, what helped us most? Kind words, presence, a touch and a hug all mean so much to those in pain. We should do that to others who are in pain.
Prayer : Jesus, let us be the good Samaritans like Suresh and his friends. Bless them Lord. Let our compassionate hearts reach out to the sick. Let all those who are in pain be relieved. Let no one pass from this world of distress without finding the solace in You and may they be blessed to have good Samaritans to help them out. All
we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Wednesday, 30th March 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