Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
Bible verse: “For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” (Ephesians 1:4)
God works through people.
The people placed and taken in front of us are not accidental or coincidental, but predestined by Jesus for the blameless and holy life to be led by us. Whatever happens, life has to move on. Tragedy and comedy are all part of life. So instead of brooding over issues beyond our control, we can work towards a healthy balanced life on earth and the world to come.
15 years after John Benet Ramsey’s death, a father looks back. The since remarried business consultant spoke.
"Your 20 year old daughter died in a car accident in 1992. 4 years later, John Benet was murdered and your wife Patsy died from ovarian cancer in 2006. How did you cope with the personal tragedies and move forward in your life?" A friend poured a question to me a few years back. “John, do you believe the best days of your life are in front of you?” My first reaction was no. He challenged that I needed to believe the best days were ahead of me. I believe that God works through people and we see people come into our lives who were sent by God. I didn’t always recognize it at that time, but it’s obvious looking backwards. Those people helped me through a lot of critical moments. Finally, it’s important to start building new memories in your memory bank. In some cases, it requires you to step out in faith when you don’t feel like it. However, it’s so important because you can’t just dwell on past memories. I truly believe the best days of my life are ahead of me.”
Prayer : Jesus, we pray for all the victims of tragedies and death and their loved ones who have been subjected to pain because of their loss. Let us have the spiritual eyes to see your loving plan in all the people we meet in our lives. Let us see your spirit in everyone and respect and love them as your image. Let those who are in sorrows come out from their self-inflicted cell of solitude and meet new challenges in their lives.
All we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Friday, 23rd 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