Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"He urged them to ask the God of Heaven to show them his mercy by telling the mystery.” (Daniel 2:18)
Mass prayer support results in 'no rain' in and around the concert area.
Prayer is more effective than panic. Supporting one by prayers is the first and most effective love in action. When we know that there are friends who are praying for us in our crisis is more refreshing than you and I alone fighting to remove the scare of crisis.
Daniel was at a crisis point when he was asked to tell the dream and its interpretation to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. If he failed, he would have had to face death. When the king gave Daniel time to find the answer, he found three friends and they prayed together. When you find yourself in a tight spot, share your needs with trusted friends who also believe in God’s power. Prayer is more effective than panic. Panic confirms your hopelessness; prayer confirms your hope in God. Daniel’s trust in God saved not only himself but also his three friends and all the other wise men of Babylon.
October 2nd, 2008 - the most rainy month and onset of North Eastern monsoon was the D-day to conduct the music concert at St. George open grounds in aid of “Abyam”, the most challenging project of the Syrian church in Chennai. The week before the concert, there was heavy incessant torrential rain which resulted in the grounds getting flooded. The team in charge of conducting the concert was in panic. They didn't know what to do to stop the rainwater from flooding the grounds, but their leader, Ms. Sunita was confident that God would show them a way. She asked the priest to call for mass prayer support as she felt that was the only way out. Miraculously that particular day on October 2nd, excepting St. George grounds and its periphery, all other parts of Chennai had a heavy downpour.
Prayer: Jesus, we are scared of our challenges in life. We come to you as Daniel and his friends had come to you in prayer in their dangerous situation. Help us to overcome all our challenges. Let us have the minds to ask for prayer support from our trusted friends when we are in danger. Let all the prayer supporting members be blessed and their prayers be answered. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 30th 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