Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“He shall set me high upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5)
Bible in hand, urge jailbirds to start a new life.
In trouble and tribulations of life, we need a solid anchor to hold on to. Jesus is the rock for all those who are weary of life and troubled by sins. The word of God from the lips of the godly are always a solace to the troubled. People weep openly when they hear or read the word of God and his laws of life, and when they realize how far they are from obeying them. A careful reading of the Scripture always call for responses to the questions of our lives. What we should do with this knowledge? How should our lives change? How does this apply to my life? We must do something about what we have learned if it is to have real significance in our lives.
The Tricky Chuck Colson, the tainted man of Watergate, the point man of the Late Richard Nixon, President of USA, led his three decades of repented and new born life in Christ and for Christ till he died on April 21st, 2012. He was 80 years old. In between the tainted incident of Watergate and prison life, he changed into a new person in Jesus after hearing his friend, Tom to find Jesus. It took him thirty years to convince the world that his conversion was sincere: three decades in which, building on his sobering seven months in jail, he set up a network of prison ministries in 115 countries-with scripture classes and prayer meetings. He visited hundreds of fetid cells with the Bible in hand, to urge jail birds to seek a new life and doing whatever needed doing, when Jesus asked.
Prayer : Jesus, let all your creations come to you and get a new life with hope, love and faith. We pray for all the hardcore and hard-hearted sinners for true repentance and a new life in you and for you. As per your word, You do not like any sinners to die in their sins and perish. We accept that we are sinners and we pray to you to send your spirit to convince us of our sins and your judgement of justice. We pray for all the departed souls like Charles Colson, who made a choice to return to your fold. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 2nd May 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