Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)
Jesus made it possible for all his 5 children who were in far away countries to see him before his death.
The eternal world is real and is the eternal bliss for our souls. The body and its pleasures are mere vanity and temporary. We are all in control by the Creator, Jesus. The death of his children is the most precious time for the Lord. The end (death) is more important than the beginning (birth). The end is sweet for His saints since they are putting the spirits in the safe hands of Jesus accompanied by his angels. The departed souls of God’s children are never troubled or scared to depart because they are in peace . “Peace I leave you with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" - (John 14:27). Even the last wish of his saints are to be answered by the Creator by gathering their children and loved ones to see the death and to be instructed like Jacob, the Patriarch. “When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up in to the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people" - (Genesis 49:33).
Jacob M C, aged 85, was a good man of five children. He breathed his last on his wife's lap in the loving and tearful presence of all his children, 2 daughters and 3 sons. On his death bed in Kottayam (Kerala), he wished to see all his children one last time. But that seemed a mere wishful thinking to everyone as he was in a critical condition and medically, did not have much time to live. So, time wise, it seemed impossible for the other children - one in Arizona (USA), one in New-Jersey (USA), one in Goa (INDIA), and one in Kovai (Tamil Nadu) to come on time and see him. But the God of wonder extended his life for all his children to see him one last time before he died. As soon all of them are reached at his side he happily laid his soul in the safe hands of his loving Father Jesus with prayers. A final goodbye from this world with his loving wife and children by his side. How blessed is the departure of his saints!
Prayer: Jesus, let us live a good life to have a blessed end. May all of us have the opportunity to have our beloved ones at the time of our departure from this world. Let all deaths be peaceful. We pray for the soul of Jacob and all the bereaved members of his family. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Tuesday, 11th 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