Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ”Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said,
“we can certainly conquer it.” (Number 13:30)
Sheer Determination of one man made India the largest producer of milk in the world.
Determination to reach a goal at any cost never fails you to achieve your wishes in life. Once you fix your life ambition in Jesus, life will be good. "No one puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God”- (Luke 9:62). The scouts sent by Moses to spy the promised land reported to Moses, “The inhabitants are fearsome men from 7 to 9 feet tall, and the Israelites feel like grasshoppers next to them." The fortified cities and the giants struck fear in the hearts of most of the scouts. Imagine sanding before a crowd and loudly voicing an unpopular opinion! Caleb was willing to take the unpopular stand to do as God had commanded. To be effective when you take the odds to the goal, you must: have the facts, right attitude, state clearly what you believe as an individual, (Caleb said, "We can certainly do it.”) and as a family. In our work we should not forget Jesus who did His mission to save humanity even with all the odds. As long as Jesus is always with us, then who can be against us to reach our goals?
“The drainage water in London is better than the milk in Bombay.” This mockery of the British people was too much to take for a young intelligent engineer from Kerala India in the 1940’s. His determination to prove it wrong made India the largest producer of milk in the world by accounting 17% of milk production globally. He is Dr. Vargese Kurian (1921-2012), the architect of the operation flood and the father of the white revolution in India. He left his lucrative career in engineering to go to the roots of the Indian farmers' problems. He went to USA for two years to study in Dairy Engineering and returned to India to immerse himself in dairy development, especially in the co-operative movement of milk producers in Gujarat (Anand). He made his trademark brand, “AMUL” as the top Asian brand in milk products. To the grateful milk farmers of Gujarat, he was looked upon as God.
Prayer: Jesus, let us not forget our life targets till we achieve it. Give us the spirit of courage and determination to cross all obstacles to achieve our ambitions and goals, We pray for all those who are in life's struggle for a better future. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 12th 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