Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Power and Love

I was reading in Acts today and was just struck by how powerful God is and how much he cares for individual people.  I think sometimes we just gloss over how powerful he is and we know that he loves the world, but sometimes I think we forget he loves individuals.

His power is enough to take Paul (who was at the time Saul) and change him from a zealous persecuting machine, to a zealous Jesus preaching missionary.  His power is enough to raise the woman Tabitha back to life. His power is enough to put Phillip in the exact right place at the right time.  His power is awesome.

And his love.  Did you notice that in each of those instances it was an individual that God chose to invade?  It was one person God chose to speak to on the road to Damascus.  It was one person God chose to raise back to life in that instance.  It was one person that needed to hear about what Jesus had done and how he had fulfilled prophecy.

His power.  His love.  There is nothing else like it.  It's personal.  God loves you.  He longs to meet you right where you are.  If you're dead, he longs to give you back life.  If you are intensely working against him, he longs to turn that passion into working for him.  If you have questions, he longs to answer them.  God is totally in the miracle working business.  And he longs to work those miracles in your life.

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