The Power of God
Oh, the awesomeness of our God! His Power, and Glory, and Worthiness of all honor and praise we can give Him. He is even more worthy of so much more than we can express. I know I used ‘more’ twice in that sentence, but even that doesn’t seem like enough to say what I believe about our God, our Creator, and Lord of all that is, of all that has ever been, and all that will ever be.
Let’s take a look at a little of what we know of His Power. We cannot comprehend it, but we can touch on it. Then we can let our minds contemplate it and realize that even then we only “see” a minute amount of the power that He holds and begin to realize His very existence is Power.
The power of God … in Creation! … In His promise of a son to Abraham and Sarah and His fulfilling of promises more awesome than they thought possible. They had that son and many descendants after him. Those innumerable descendants were later rescued from slavery in one great show of God’s power after another. The plagues upon the Egyptian people. The parting of the Red Sea. Manna and quail to feed the multitudes. Later these same Chosen people took possession of the Promised Land that was already occupied by numerous and powerful peoples.
These are just a few comments on God’s power shown in the first books of the Bible. There are so many examples of God’s power that one could write many books and never tell of all of them.
The very greatest of God’s display of His power is the raising of Christ, His Son, from the dead. “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” In the Methodist Church, we recite these words as we participate in Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper.
I like Paul’s prayer in Ephesians, Chapter 1. My favorite part is found in verses 19-20. Paul says, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
My friends, please note that the “incredible greatness of God’s power” is “for us who believe Him.” We have direct access to that “mighty power that raised Christ from the dead…” As we plug into that mighty power we can live transformed lives and show God’s love and grace and mercy to all we meet.
What power! His power can change us from prideful, idolatrous, and self-centered individuals into His children, filled with His Own Spirit. Our lives can be filled with the Fruit of that Spirit alive and well in us. See Galatians 5:19-23.
God’s Power. Alive and well. Over and above all we can even ask or think.
Glory to His Name! Amen.