Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst, indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)
David Cameron’s ex-girlfriend finally finds rest in Jesus and has become a nun.
The truth is that till we find rest in Jesus, our hearts will be restless. There is no thirst to compare with the thirst of the soul. No material things (water) can quench this thirst but the spirit of God and his ways. We would not think of depriving our bodies of food and water when they hunger or thirst. Why then should we deprive our souls? The living word and its way of holy living can satisfy our hungry and thirsty souls. The most popular celebrities of the 20th and 21st centuries, Pop king Michel Jackson and beauty queen singer, Whitney Houston ended their lives in sedatives and drugs. But the irony is that the mass are under their spell to drink the ever thirsting water of depression and death. Contrary to this, the King of Kings and God of Gods, Jesus, stands as the resurrected victor from His graveyard transmitting the joyous light of eternity and offering the water of eternity in perpetuity, but the people by-pass him!
Laura Adshead, the ex- girl friend of British Prime Minister David Cameron, left politics and worked in advertising but took to drinking and drug addiction before finally becoming a nun in the US. The stress of success proved too much for her and she found solace in alcohol and drugs. This also did not help her find peace and happiness. Finally finding salvation in God at an Abbey in Connecticut, she became a nun. She says, “I did think my life would progress on the normal tracks of meeting someone, marrying, having children, but that is not the path God has led me.” She continues, ”I feel like I tried most things in life that are supposed to make you happy. That journey took me into alcoholism and drug addiction.” She took her vow four years ago, but the process lasts for five and a half years following which she will be eligible to assume the title of ‘Mother’.
Prayer: Jesus, let us find perfect solace in You. Don’t wean us away to this mirage of worldly attractions and addictions for the catastrophic end. We pray for those who are in the pursuit of materialism and may they come out from it. Let all the clouds of doubt vanish from our minds to be one with You. Let Your spirit of eternal bliss descend on all your people. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thursday, 3rd 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