Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
" I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria. He would heal him of his leprosy.” ( 2 Kings 5:3)
The gospel message of life everlasting is preached through the hands of a Doctor.
All diseases are healable for Jesus. Healings is not done for its own sake but to know the power behind it and the purpose behind it and the world behind it. Where there is no sickness, its eternity with Jesus. A maid girl who was worshiping the true God and knowing the prophet of the Almighty- the healer, Elisa, was spirited to direct her master, Naaman to the prophet to heal his leprosy. That made the pagan worshipper to worship the true God and made him clean from his leprosy. We are all here and doing different jobs only to know Jesus and his salvation, and direct others to him and live with him in eternity. We should be faithful to our purpose where God has putus. No matter how humble or small or how great and powerful your positions, spread God's word.
Dr. Erine Steury, a surgeon at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya, was the instrument to spread the Gospel to his patients. Having faced the death of a pregnant woman due to the lack of timely attention of a doctor and the crying of her husband to do something to give her life, made Steury dedicate his life for the sake of Christ through his profession in Kenya. He says, “What crushed me more than the loss of life was that she died never once having heard the Gospel message of life everlasting. Thousands of people die every day without contemplating life after death or knowing that Jesus freely offers salvation. This is what compels me to remain in the African jungle. I sensed the call of God upon my heart to serve him through medicine and this is how I have spent my life, spreading the Gospel message in this part of the world, and it is humbling to do so, in His name.”
Prayer: Jesus, let us stirred to be witness for you in our positions. Let all the doctors follow your footsteps of healing by humbling themselves in you. Strengthen their hands and heal all the patients who come to them. Let others be motivated by their level of compassion and commitment to serve patients. We pray for those patients who are still living without any hope and waiting to be healed. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday 27th April 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