Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“I can’t go in these," (the armour given to David by Saul, the king) David protested to Saul, "I’m not used to them." So David took them off again. (1 Samuel 17:39)
Always be genuine in whatever you do.
The world has become a stage. Those who act well, are rewarded. So, now all want to become actors. There is always a huge demand for publicity in the artificial make-over world. Each of us have our own unique personality and name, and that cannot be traded. We are most comfortable when we are on our own. With an artificial/put-on mask or attitude, one cannot reach their zone of comfort and do justice to their full potential. David, the shepherd is comfortable with his staff and sling to fight with the Philistines than with the armour of Saul, the king. So, he fought well and defeated the Philistines. We should be a man of words. Our dress-up should not mask our originality. We are truly in need of true human beings now. Let us just not pretend anymore.
Jeff, the millionaire, says, "Once my friend Joe told me that his friend Zack was coming to Toronto. I was invited and went in casual clothes as I like to be simple and comfortable wherever possible. As I was leaving to go home, Zack said, “You know, Mr. Jeff, I must say, It’s hard to believe that you are a millionaire." “Why is that?’ I asked. "Well, you don’t look like one and you don’t dress like one." Jeff advises, “You’ll never know, nor can you change, what others say or think about you, so don’t waste your energy trying to change others' opinions. Just know who you are and where you stand. Looks can be deceiving. You can be very well- dressed and drive expensive cars but not own them. Well, here in Canada, you can look rich but be poor. Or you can be rich and look poor. You can borrow money from the banks and use credit cards to help you look rich, but when you’re really rich, you don’t need to display it.”
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.” (Romans 12:9)
Prayer: Jesus, let us remove our masks and be genuine. We pray for the spiritual leaders to be genuine. May those who suffer under fraudsters be protected. Let the truth triumph in all fields. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Friday 29th, 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