Friday, March 23, 2012

Remarkable Power

If I say "Remarkable Power" what do you think of?  Superman? Wonder Woman? Captain America?  Or maybe Michael Jordan or some other sports figure?  How about Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking?  All these figures have one thing in common (whether real or imaginary)  - they all have the power to influence.  When people read of their activities and what they do - they inspire awe and admiration.  To be able to inspire people is an awesome gift and talent. When put to proper use it encourages others to seek goals beyond their normal means - to push themselves beyond otherwise normal limits.  And when they do - they can accomplish almost anything.  What a gift to mankind that we have those who fall into this category.
Jesus is like that. A seemingly ordinary individual living a seemingly ordinary life until that moment when God chose to reveal Him to the world. A neighborhood carpenter - "isn't this the son of Joseph and Mary?" - one who lived among the common people - and yet the Son of God filled with Remarkable Power.  Power to heal - Power to make whole - Power to make the unbelievable believable. By His life and actions Jesus inspires men and women of all ages to be more than they ever thought they could be.  He takes an ordinary person and blesses them with the power to touch hearts through music and song - through art and dance - through poetry and prose. In ordinary people and in ordinary events of daily life - Jesus reveals His Remarkable Power to each of us.  As you experience His presence in your life and His Remarkable Power - bend your knee - touch the Earth and praise God for finding you worthy to be called a child of God.

Deacon Dale