Today with Jesus
- “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” (Luke :18:1)
Set prayer times saves a life.
Prayer is man's breath of life on earth. The spirit of those who do not pray regularly at the set times, are malnourished. Prayer brightens everyone by spreading the light and enlightening the surroundings near and far. There is a time set aside for prayers in all religions. Our church has set times to pray seven times a day. “Always” does not mean we should pray every single minute of the day. "Always” means that we should be faithful to our regular time of prayers in good times and bad times, immaterial of how or where we are.
When H.G. Pampady Thirumeni - (Kuriakose Mor Geevarghese) was 28 years old, his life was saved by the midnight prayer. He was very particular and adamant about praying seven times a day on time. He was staying in a small two-storey wooden building in the church campus. One night, his house was on fire. When he got up for his midnight prayers, he saw that his roof was on fire and jumped down through the window. Soon, the building was reduced to a heap of ashes. His getting up at that time to say his prayers had saved his life.
Prayer: Let us always connect to you by our set times to pray. Let all the prayer warriors be blessed. Let our homes and churches be the centers spreading the goodness of prayers and its effectiveness. Let our homes, countries and the world be saved from destruction by the people who pray on time with holiness and love . All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Saturday, 1st September 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