Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you
hope and a future.”
John B Gurdon, the Nobel
Prize winner in 2012 for
medicine, was ridiculed for his poor biology marks by the schoolmaster.
God has plans for all his children not to fail but to succeed, to be happy, not sad, and to live, not
die. So, trust in Him always. Nobody
should judge and condemn anyone. Our duty is to love and encourage others to bring out the best in them. Parents, teachers, priests, elders and
friends should be careful
when they deal with people under their care.
Nobody should be done away
as useless. Each of us have been created
in the image of Jesus and so, we need to show respect to one and all.
John Gurdon got the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2012
for the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells. His simple recipe could turn more skin
cells back into primitive cells which in turn could be produced into different
kinds of mature cells. This will have
immense potential, including developing treatments for Parkinson’s disease and
making cells that produce insulin. Gurdon who said his ambitions to
become a scientist, were
dismissed as “completely ridiculous” by his schoolmaster when he was a teenager,
has served as a professor of Cell Biology at Cambridge University. He is currently
at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, which he founded.
question: Is it fair to
put down other people?
Prayer : Jesus, let us not be depressed by negative comments of
others. Let us look on you for all our inspiration and life's direction. Let us
not cultivate the mind of judging and ridiculing others for their performances.
Let us see you in others. We pray for all those who are ridiculed and
despised by teachers, parents and priests. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday, 12th 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