A teacher asked his fifth grade science class a rather probing question: “What’s the most powerful combination of words?” “Atomic power,” shouted one. Another, raising his hand shouted, “Nuclear power.” A third said, “Water power.” The class went silent.
Finally, from the back of the room a student held up his hand and said, “Please, Sir, those are powerful words, but I think that the most powerful combination of words is Almighty God.”
“Almighty” means just that: “having all might.” One who is designated as “almighty” is one who others believe can do anything. Nothing is beyond that one and no one can even challenge the power vested in that one. Only God Who is the Creator of the universe and everything in it can do anything. His ability to do, control, sustain and work out His purposes is far beyond the power of our minds to understand. It is only something we can accept or reject but never challenge with our finite thoughts. In the final analysis, whatever His wisdom may plan, His might and power are able to perform.
But what do these lofty thoughts mean for us? After all, if we accept the fact that God is Almighty, what real difference does it make to anyone?
The answer is simple and profound: This mighty and powerful God loves us and has sent His Son to save us from ourselves and eternal damnation. He gives us the option to call upon Him not only for salvation, but help in times of need, cleansing from guilt and freedom from fear.
Prayer: How wonderful is Your name, O Lord, and how mighty Your thoughts, deeds and love that You care for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 145:3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.