For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, November 2, 2013

That's the Power of Love

Ephesians 1:18-21
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

The meteorologists claimed the storm could bring strong winds, torrential rain and possible thunder storms. Not a night to be outside. The next morning, limbs lay in the streets, playsets had turned upside down, a child’s yellow rubber ball floated in a ditch. The wind’s power caused devastation. Tornados, hurricanes, wind storms have been known to destroy whatever’s in their wake. The wind is one of several natural forces that can take over life.

Power comes in many forms and can be life threatening or uplifting. Without God, power brings struggles, fights, rules, dictatorships, even abuse. With God, his power offers hope, peace, joy, and love. Jesus commanded storms to cease. He restored life and healed many. God raised Jesus from the dead—now that’s power. When life’s in turmoil, through prayer and faithfulness, God brings strength, hope and peace. He does. His power is not a power of abuse, but a power of restoration. Praise God for his supreme authority and love.


  1. Quite a windstorm that we had this week! This is a nice reflection on power. "His power is not a power of abuse, but a power of restoration." Well said.

    1. Yes we did. I love wind and rain, but I have to remind myself of the power behind it. But I am so thankful for God's power and the love he shows through that. Thanks for reading.

  2. Okay, now we seriously need to get to know one another! Molly Dutina