Power and Beauty
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What is the strongest power in the universe? It is neither a hurricane nor a tornado. It is not a volcano. It is neither gravity nor atomic energy. It is not a supermassive black hole. It is not a gamma-ray burst nor is it the sun’s energy. It is not the moon’s impact on our ocean tides. Would you be surprised to know that this powerful force is also the most beautiful thing in the universe? So just what is it? I invite you to read more……..
The most powerful and most beautiful force in the universe is God’s love for us! We see this in the following verses:
“The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, Who will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, Who will sing joyfully because of you.” Zephaniah 3:17
“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15
We read in Genesis 1:1-31 that it was through God’s power that everything in the universe was created; therefore, there is nothing that is created that can have more power than the creator. Everything listed in my opening paragraph was created by God. God’s power is greater!
Here on earth, many people have sought after worldly power. Great rulers with power have always kept themselves at a distance from those they rule over. Most of them have had body guards to protect them. Our God is so powerful that He makes Himself accessible to us. Jesus hung out with the sinners that He saved. Human power maintains a distance with the people; God’s power draws His people to Himself.
God’s power is also beautiful. It was because of God’s love for us, that Jesus became man. It was through God’s love that He created man. It was through love that Jesus broke the chains of sin and defeated death.
“But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16
Beautiful were the hands of Christ when they served the wine and the bread to the Disciples. Beautiful is the lasting gift of Himself in the form of bread and wine which sustains us as Heavenly food. Beautiful were His feet when they walked the dusty roads to the Calvary. Beautiful was His heart that bled and bore all of our sins. Beautiful are His tender eyes and forgiving gaze. There is nothing on earth or in the universe more beautiful than the love of God expressed though His Son Jesus Christ.
My friends, this powerful God of ours is ready to cradle you and me in His gentle and loving embrace. There is no sin bigger than His mercy. Jesus loves you and He has the power to heal you and forgive you. If you need to repent and turn back to Jesus, do so today. Tell Jesus you are sorry for your sins, and invite Him into your heart now. Find joy in His power to forgive and in His beauty to embrace.
There is a wonderful song that captures the essence of what I have tried to express today. It is the song “How Beautiful” written by Ann Wilson and sung by Twila Paris. I encourage you to take a couple minutes to listen to this song and I suggest you purchase it and listen to it often.
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Lord God, at times it is hard for me to comprehend that you can be so powerful and yet so loving. The beauty of your love is evident in the life, death and resurrection of your Son Jesus. Give me the courage to embrace His love today. Amen!
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I haven’t heard that song for a long time. It is beautiful. Thanks for reminding us what’s important…God’s love. Peace.
Thank you for writing. The Holy Spirit reminded me so I knew I should share it. May God’s blessings be with you.
Thank you for reminding us that the most powerful force in the universe is God’s love. May we share that love with everyone we meet.
Deacon Stick Thibodeaux
Thank you for your post. May God bless the work you do in His Kingdom!
What a beautiful reminder of the power and love of our Lord. Most things that we consider powerful are not beautiful, but Christ, in His infinite love for us, is the definition of beauty! Thank you for sharing your heart!
Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts. God’s love sure is a beautiful and powerful thing! We are blessed beyond measure. Have a blessed day!
What a great way of relating His power. I’m going to share this with my CCD class. How Beautiful is the Body of Christ is a favorite of mine. Thank you for sharing!
I am happy you can use it with your class.