Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.” (Luke 1:52)
Divine Providence lifts a nurse to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) - first in India.
All things are possible with Jesus. God sees no limit, race, colour, education and family background to make one achieve something in life. All children of God can aspire the top and expect great things from God. We have to encourage each other for the better and guide others to be better off. The humble, simple village girl, Mary, was the chosen vessel for the creator leaving all the great and well manicured beauty queens, to be the mother of God. So, let us not be depressed and discouraged with the present or past, but always hope and look forward to the bright days ahead.
Annies Kanmani Joy, 26, is the daughter of a farmer from the village in Pampakuda, Ernakulam Dist in Kerala, India. She secured the 55th rank in the 2011 Indian Administrative Examination (IAS). She holds a B.Sc. (Nursing) degree from Trivandrum Medical college. After passing her nursing degree she says, “I was contemplating about my future course for the rest of my life and ended up being a house wife taking care of my family.” Her cousin advised her to start preparing for IAS. She was even advised by two strangers during two different train journeys to pursue the civil service examination and she thinks it was the voice of God. She says,"I did not know what to do. I did not know if nurses could sit for the IAS exam. I have till date never heard of someone from this profession taking this exam.” She continues, “When I told my father I wanted to prepare for civil services, he was very happy. He supported me and brought me to Delhi.” We hope her new status will change the service conditions, salaries of the nurses in India and the attitude of the people towards the most sacrificial loving service to the humanity. A salute to Annies Kanmani.
Prayer: Jesus, bless all the nurses and their families. Let us inspire to expect great things from God. Let us always be humble immaterial of our status in life. We pray for Annies Kanmani and appreciate her hard work, family support and divine guidance. Let her parents, teachers, friends, strangers and religious people who have guided and supported her be blessed in her success. . All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 9th 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