Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
Bible verse: “Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.” (Proverbs 23:22)
Valuable advice from a lonely Chief Minister.
Old age homes and nucleus Christian families do not go together. According to Jesus and the Bible, parents are always with their children. There is no justification to send our aged and helpless parents to old age homes. The old age homes set up by Churches and the Christian organizations can take care of seniors of other religions, but not Christians. Prayer and worship of the people who neglect their parents are hollow and meaningless. In the ministry of Jesus on earth, till his death at the foot of the Cross, He had taken the responsibility of his mother by keeping her wherever he was. So, it is time to ask our conscience about our deeds and take necessary action now.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. J. Jayalalitha is not one to show her soft side, but perhaps the split from her surrogate family, and the long separation from all her family members had made her express her real sentiments in a marriage function. She has lamented the rise of old age homes. “People’s priorities have shifted to making money, leaving behind family bonds. Of course money is necessary, but you must understand that money is not everything,” she advised the newlyweds.
Prayer : Jesus, let our parents be with us. Let us be the caregivers and love them especially when they are helpless .We pray for all those who are lonely and separated from their children and living in old age homes, on the streets and under the care of others. Let all Christians understand the priority of looking after their parents.
All we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Thursday 8,th March 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