Did you shoot off fireworks during the 4th of July weekend? Many people did. We usually picture fireworks as aerial blooms of sparkling fire in the night sky. But fireworks also include firecrackers. They make more noise than light. They’re also good at blowing up things. I admit that I blew up old models and toy army men as a teen. One small firecracker has the power to blow off a finger or destroy an eye.
The most powerful manmade explosions come from nuclear weapons. Thankfully, only two have ever been used in warfare. But there is something more powerful. Every second, our sun releases energy equivalent to nearly 92 billion tons of high explosives.* Every second. But that is nothing compared to the creative power of God. He gives life to the dead.
In Ephesians 1:19-20, Paul prays that his readers would know three things, “the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.” (NIV)
Did you catch the important word? It is only three letters. God’s incomparably great power is for us who believe. Thinking about that will bolster our confidence today.
*”Nuclear Fusion in the Sun Explained Perfectly by Science,” UniverSavvy, https://universavvy.com/nuclear-fusion-in-sun
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