Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
"He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon.” (Daniel 2:18)
Share your needs with trusted friends in prayer when you are in a tight spot.
Earthly life is not a bed of roses. It’s with challenges and troubles, storms and tornadoes even in the life of
the most faithful and clean. But the God of heaven saves and rescues them from all evils till the end of time.
Daniel:6:27 - ”He rescues and saves his people. He performs miraculous signs and wonders in heaven and on earth.” Daniel was in a tight spot. The king of Babylon wanted know the dream he had dreamt and its interpretation, otherwise Daniel and his friends would be executed. The most ridiculous and unwise demand. So Daniel was at a crisis point. When the king gave Daniel time to find an answer, he found his 3 friends and they prayed. When you find yourself in a dangerous dilemma, share your needs with trusted friends. Jesus will come to you as a saviour to rescue you from the immediate threat. So trust him and share your apprehensions with your friends for prayer and counselling.
Sara is in her 80’s and has been married for 60 years with an unpleasant mis-matched partner. She has gone through a lot in life, emotionally and the incurable chronic sickness of her husband, and her own health problems. But she is always open-minded. She never hides her troubles and challenges from her faithful prayer partners. Even at midnight, if anything is troubling her or the troubles of others are bothering her, it is shared and prayed with others. She is an inspiration to her friends and acquaintances, church members and even to the priests who have come to serve in her church. She laughs and smiles like a child and age has not yet made any marks on her face. One day at 12 midnight, she had called me to pray for her nephew who was in critical condition in the hospital. That helped her to sleep well with confidence in the Divine Providence to rescue her nephew.
2 Corinthians 4:8,10 - “We have troubles all around us. But we are not defeated.” So we don’t give up.”
Prayer : Jesus, let us share our immediate troubles and panics with our prayer partners. We pray for all those who are in perils of life and don’t know whom to share and unburden their apprehensions. Let them have the prayer partners to intercede for them.. Let your hand be on them. Let people like Sara emerge for an inspiration to others. All we ask in eth name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday, 3rd June 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