Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"Blessed are the peace makers, for they will be called sons of God.” ( Mathew 5:9)
As long as there were disputes in this world and energy in his body, he was going to help resolve them.
Peace comes from Jesus and that is transmitting through the sons of God who are at His service. We are the
Ambassadors of Jesus as facilitators of peace in the midst of warring individuals, families, nations and even at war-front of terrorism. Actions of love, like all good tools, gets better with use. Each party should “listen Actively” as Jesus always did with his subjects and try to get inside each others’ head. The tools of love and peace are always at our reach if we ‘look’.
Roger Fisher, lawyer, teacher and peace maker died on 25th of August at 90. He was really a fixer and was always on his wings for peace. He wrote - "even with terrorists, it is vital to separate the people from the problem. The people should recognize the emotions on each other. And they should try to get inside each other’s head." His principles were used all through the Camp David negotiations of 1978, from brain storming over Jimmy Carter’s draft of an agreement (23 rewrites) to the moment when Mr. Carter presented Menachem Begin, the Israeli leader, with signed pictures dedicated, by name, to each of Begin’s grandchildren. Deeply affected, he began to talk about his family. The Accords were signed that day.
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the peace makers, not peace barkers. Let your peace be with us and everywhere. Let us deal with others as your children with emotions and feelings, and above all your image. We pray for all the peace makers like Roger Fisher who strive to make a difference in this world. 2 Peter 1:7 - “And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” 2 Peter 1:10 - “For if you do these things, you will never fail.” All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thursday, 20th 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