Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Identifying The Risen Lord In The Workplace
Vs. 27 But Barnabas took him, brought him to the
apostles, and described for them how on the road he had seen the Lord,
who had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the
name of Jesus.
Saul was in despair and experiencing loneliness when
Barnabas took him to apostles. Barnabas had the trust and respect of the
apostles. He knew Saul and his past but he did not allow this to affect
his present. In fact, he said, this was the man whom we all feared, but
today he is a new child of God, we must accept him as one of us. There
could be couple of reasons why Barnabas defended Saul? First, he knew
Christ as a savior and will change lives and secondly, the spirit of God
was manifested through him.
If we believe in risen God, we must identify him
anywhere even in the work place. We must accept people the way they are.
People should be able to see Jesus in us. God puts people into our life
for a reason. It is easy to love who are good or resemble our interests
and us. But God has called us to love the dirty, defiled and incomplete.
These people may not look like you or act like you but God is in complete
charge and we must acknowledge them as God places them into our lives.
Barnabas did this for Saul, supported him in need. And finally Saul gained
the trust and acceptance of Jerusalem.
Dear Lord, help us to identify you as our Savior in our
lives and in the work place and guide us as we walk in Christian life and
acknowledge your creation in your own image. In Jesus precious name,
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Love and recognize people as valuable in the kingdom of
Julie Vinod, Salem MTC, NY Christian
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church