Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“Weep with those who weep.” (Romans 12:15)
The real therapy for my Cancer is the presence of my husband and children at my side.
Weeping and sharing the pain of others make us healthier and see the world as Jesus does. This is an invitation for our own good and relief of pain to the inviter. When Jesus was deeply distressed and troubled at the time of his death at Gethsemane for the sins of the world, He had invited his disciples to “watch and pray.” Finding them asleep after his prayers, He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? (Mark 14). When we pray for others who are in pain, Jesus stands with us in solidarity. He shares our pains. Our homes, churches, and neighbourhoods should vibrate with the “watch and pray” attitude.
When Lillian, the famous paediatric radiologist was diagnosed with the third stage of lymphoma, her busy engineer husband, John took time off from work and was at her side for five years. He was with during her bone-biting painful treatments and rehabilitation. She used to say, “The presence and help of my husband and my children are the real healing for my excruciating pain, darkness, fear, doubts and anger.”
Prayer: Jesus, let us weep with those who are in tears. Let us not desert others in pain. Let us help anyone and everyone in our homes, churches and neighbourhood. We pray for all the couples, children and friends who are at the side of those who are in tears to pray and help like John and his children. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday, 21st 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