Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
Bible verse: “Go; wash in the pool of Siloam. So he went and washed, and came back seeing.” (John 9:7)
Having faith may make you look foolish but never makes you foolish.
God is the Lord of everything and so we have to obey him no matter what. Our limited intellect can never conceive the depth of His thoughts and ways. The problem of human beings is that we approach him with doubts, and we are concerned more about what the world thinks about us, not the way Jesus wants to see us. If we obey God and follow his directions, then things will turn around for our good.
Isaiah 55:8 - “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Look at Elijah on Mount Carmel. He might have felt more than strange when the Lord told him to pour water on the sacrifice. But his faith in God didn’t make him appear the least bit foolish when forked tongues of fire fell from the sky and consumed the altar until there was not a stone in sight. Faith will never make you look foolish; God will always show up and prove that you are right.
One day, when Mathew Hagee’s mother was praying, the Lord showed that her neighbour’s son was suffering with epilepsy. So, she went across the street and prayed for the child. She was never the kind to be shy about what she believed. The moment she prayed, the child’s condition began to improve. At his last doctor’s appointment, his diagnosis showed that he had been completely cured.
Prayer: Jesus, we are in great need of your healings. We pray for all those who are at the service of the sick and needy. Let us be the medium for your healings on earth. Let the sick feel your presence when we sit and pray with them. Let us show our love to those who are ill through our prayers, presence and timely help. All we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Monday, 6th Feb 2012
- 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