Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“By his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Missing boy saves countless children!
If we contemplate failures, miseries, tragedies and even death, we realize they ultimately bear fruit to benefit in some way or the other. It is definitely painful but there is a master plan of God for everything for the better. We should not be mere spectators in front of failures and tears. Wherever there are tears, we should be the apostles of comfort and work out ways so that it does not happen again. Then we can alleviate most of the sorrows and tears from our homes, churches and societies at large. The death and inflicted bruises on the body of God almighty, ‘JESUS’ ultimately brought healings and peace on all his creations. When we contemplate on His wounds in our sickness , failures and troubles, it will bring healings, peace and comfort. “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed - “(Isaiah 53:5}. “It would be good for one man died for the people.” - Caiaphas, the high priest - (John 18:14)
ETAN PATZ, missing since Friday May 25th, 1979, in New York, USA, was born on October 9th, 1972 - 6 years, Male, white, height 40 inches, weight 50 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, wearing black pilot cap blue pants. Anyone having any information are requested to call (212) 374-6913. Still, ETAN is a mystery - where is he? And if he was killed, where is his body and who is the culprit? It was the first day he had walked two blocks to the school bus stop by himself. Etan had begged his parents to let him go alone and they relented. After that, his family never saw him again. Still waiting, they live in the same So Ho loft and have the same telephone number. Etan had been declared dead in 2001, but his body was never found. In April 2012, the FBI pulled apart a basement near his home looking for evidence, but did not find any.
In the decades since Etan’s disappearance, helpful measures have been implemented, such as the Amber Alert, a system for quickly broadcasting news of abductions, and Megan’s law, a public registry of sex offenders. Wal-Mart missing children boards - found in every store, have recovered 324 children. Recovery rates have improved enormously, jumping from 62% in 1990 to 97% in 2011. Since 1984, the NCMEC has helped find more than 169,000 children. There are still lots of children missing, but there is no question that Etan has saved countless children.
Prayer: Jesus, save all our missing children. We pray for all the parents and relatives whose children have gone missing. Let the sex offenders and abductors be put to justice and may they be convinced of their heinous crimes. We pray for all the people and agencies who put in efforts untiringly to find the missing children. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Sunday, 6th 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