Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“In my father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have
told you.” (John 14:2)
A woman of God comforts a Pastor who is terminally ill with Cancer.
To heal or not to be healed is the wish of God. But it is for us to pray for the healing and leave it to Jesus at his will. We are on a heavenly bound journey to reach our eternal homes to relax and forget
all the pains of this world and to live in happiness with Jesus. We,
Christians, especially the pastors and priests should be good role models and show others how to face life’s problems with hope, love and faith. When we preach, we should be genuine in our lives and die in compliance with the life of Jesus who had entrusted his life in peace to God on the Cross telling, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit,” when he had said this, he breathed his last.” (Luke 23:46) This can be achieved by all those who are living in the spirit of
Jesus and then we will be the witness for others.
Gulshan Esther, a woman of God was invited to a church where the Pastor is a cancer patient. He was given only a limited time to live. He was sacred; he did not want to die. Esther felt sorry for him. It must have been very difficult for a man in his position to comfort his people with hope of eternal life yet be scared himself of death. She reminded the word of God - John 14:2-3. She told him that “Jesus is in control of his life and he is the true physician. Give yourself to Him. Don’t be afraid. Sometimes Jesus rejects medical help. Ask him for an answer to your problem. You must have faith in Jesus Christ before you can offer it to others. Open your heart to Jesus and you will trust in Him. She asked, “Are you ready?” The pastor said he was ready for prayers and they prayed together. Before she left the room, he had been delivered from his fear and had peace of mind. He had cast his burden upon Jesus who has promised us that when we take his yoke upon us and learn from him, we will find rest for our souls - (Mathew 11:29). The pastor is alive and well.
Conscience question: As Christians, are we afraid to die by sickness like cancer, especially the pastors and priests? Or do we need someone to wake us up?
Prayer: Jesus, let us have peace of mind when we are sick and dying. Let us be the example. We pray for all the people who are scared of sickness and death. Let your spirit of courage comfort us and may your healing hand always be on us.
All we ask in the name of Jesus.
Sunday, 7th October 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