Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps burning.” (Luke 12:35)
“Now I know that the prayer brings fruits.” For 15 years, Ron has been waiting with prayers to get his daughter married.
Waiting for the end result takes a toll on your emotions and faith. But the promise of Jesus, “Yes, ask me anything for in my name and I will do it” - (John 14:14), is the only hope not to be discouraged. Waiting for God’s time never makes us fail to get the result. David says, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I put my hope” - (Psalm 130:5).
We need prayer support and encouraging words to keep on burning the lamp of prayer till we get the desired results. Even if all our circumstances are bleak and dark, be on guard and look up to Jesus and his promising word. Let His spirit of oil keep on burning your lamp.
Ron and Linda raised their two daughters with all the disciplines of a Christian family. Like all parents, they were anxious about their daughters getting married on time. Unfortunately, all their attempts in finding a groom was in vain. They kept praying and hoping that God would show a way soon. Suddenly, out of the blue, a good proposal landed for their eldest daughter aged 32. After the engagement, the dad called the parish priest and said, “Rev. Father, now I know that prayers brings results.”
Prayer: Jesus, we pray that all the boys and girls waiting to get married find a suitable life partner. We pray for the parents who are anxious and worried to get their children married. May every marriage be successful. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thursday, 31st 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