Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“It broke His heart.” (Genesis 6:6)
God really cried in the morgue at New York Hospital for the victims of September 11.
In Genesis 6, God grieves over the mess his most loved ones have made. Amidst the mess, he finds one man who is different: Noah, the ark builder, who rides the flood of God’s tears for 40 days and nights. Yes, it is poetic licence to say that God rained tears, cleansing the earth and flooding out all that was causing him unspeakable pain and sorrow. But look at what happened. After the mournful rain, God was free to re-create a joyful new beginning. A new day begins with blessings and the promise that "as long as the earth endures,” the Creator’s mercy will never cease" - (Genesis 8:22). “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” - (Psalm 30:5).
This happened after the September 11 incident. In January 2003, Rev. Parker and her colleagues were working at the morgue in New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. They were sorting through the exploded remains of the September 11 victims. As they worked, each one independently and repeatedly reported a repetitive noise that they couldn’t explain. Each one interpreted this low, mournful sound as that of “GOD CRYING”. When asked to explain why God might be weeping, Parker replied, “My sense was that those whom he loved the dearest, had been ravaged, hated and destroyed by those whom he loved the dearest.”
Prayer: Jesus, put an end to the acts of terrorism and murder. Jesus, come soon. Let us hear loudly and clearly the sobbing sound of our dear Lord for the sins and atrocities of your dearest children. May the perpetrators repent and turn to you. Let your mercy flow like a river. We pray for all the victims of terrorism, exploitation and murder. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Sunday, 2nd 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