Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“Yet I will preserve,
7000 others in Israel who have never bowed unto Baal or kissed him.”
(1 Kings 19:18)
Do you feel you
are alone in standing for truth and God?
Faith is still intact. Truth and God are
always in action with never ending transmission of love, joy,
and peace as sun shines always and sustains all living beings. Clouds can
hide the rays of the sun only
temporarily. Our doubts,
frustration, and loneliness are the creations of either our own
minds or the darkened minds of others like the clouds hiding the sun.
Elijah, the man of God and the greatest prophet of Israel with miracles at his finger
tips, fell in depression and loneliness after his two greatest
victories. He says, "I’m the only one left, and now they are trying to
kill me too” (1 Kings 19:10). The material prosperity, development in
technology, half baked knowledge of science and the propaganda machines of
social medias make people to jump into the wand wagons of
never proved and self- destructive ungodly lies. But the truth is that there will be the people who stand for
truth and Jesus till he comes.
People cry that faith is
decreasing, the youth and children
are weaning away from morals, and that honesty and the world are going to dogs. This is not so.
Reality is just diabolically opposite. When Elijah was lonely and
discouraged, he forgot that others had remained faithful during the nation's
wickedness. When you are tempted to think that you are the only one remaining
faithful to a task, don’t stop to feel sorry for yourself. Be assured that even
if you don’t know who they are, others are faithfully obeying God and
fulfilling their duties.
John Paul II
writes,” As a young priest I led a retreat in Bielany for university
students from Saint Florian’s parish. I remember that on one occasion I went
down to the church late at night and
discovered that they were planning to pray there throughout the night.”
“Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his
mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clops), and Mary Magdalene" (John 19
:25). Demonstrate the
action of faith openly even at the face of death. That will inspire others to act.
Prayer : Jesus,
you are the resurrected One whom
we worship. Let the dead minds
of frigid faith be reignited with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Let the believers connect each other in
this depressing world of faithless generation. We pray for those who stand for
truth and suffer for it. We
remember Elijah the prophet. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Easter Qurbana -
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 : 10 PM to 1.00 AM
Toronto, Saturday, 23rd April 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