Tuesday, April 7, 2015


"God will raise our bodies from the dead by His marvelous power, just as He raised our Lord from the dead." (Ephesians 6:14 NLT)

Think about the greatest manifestation of power you could witness.  Perhaps a hurricane or tornado came to mind, maybe an earthquake or an atomic bomb.  I read about something more powerful than any of these.  On May 18, 1980, there was an incredible explosion, estimated at 500 times the force of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.  The blast ripped 1,200 feet off the top of a 9,700-foot volcano named Mount Saint Helens.  Within one minute a cloud of ash blocked out the sun.  Sports Illustrated reported that the "heat, blast and ash destroyed 26 lakes, 154 miles of resident trout streams and 195 square acres of wildlife habitat."

That display of raw power is impressive.  However, the Bible tells us that the presence of our God could make not only Mount Saint Helens crumble but also all the mountains known on earth.  The psalmist wrote, "The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth" (Psalm 97:5, NLT).  God is an awesome and powerful God, Creator of both heaven and earth.  Ephesians teaches us that the greatest manifestation of God's power was not for destruction but for the resurrection of Christ from the dead!

-- Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose in Pathway to God's Treasure: Ephesians


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