Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 17:5)
China sacks ‘smiling official’.
Few acts are as cruel as making fun ad taking satisfaction at the calamities and down fall of our fellow beings and the less fortunate. We are all God’s creation. God does not like his children who is brought by his own blood perish in any form. If we mock the poor and smile at the calamities instead of being the good Samaritans, then we need to be condemned and punished here, and here after. Modern self- centered world is not immune but prone to this sorrowful condition. People takes it as entertainment and media gets an item when any tragedy happens. It’s deplorable. Especially, we, Christians and all others with a conscience need to act on these issues.
A safety official in China who sparked a public outcry after images showed him at the scene of a fatal bus crash, has been sacked. Yang Dacai has been stripped of all his official duties for “serious wrong doing”. Pictures of Mr. Yang smiling while visiting the site where 36 people died on 26th August 2012 were posted on line. Outrage grew when Chinese netizens found images of him wearing luxury watches. Officials are still further investigating “trials of Mr Yang’s other wrong doings.
Prayer: Jesus, let us be good Samaritans at the scene of tears and calamities, and not smile or be happy at others' sorrows. Let our society act rightfully to disapprove the wrong doings of people who gloat or rejoice at the fall of the less fortunate. We pray for the bold steps of all the civic bodies and the justice systems taken to punish and sack such people. . All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Tuesday, 25th 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