And the power and the glory forever

Luke 24: 24

They went to him and woke him up shouting, “Master, we are perishing.” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.

Power. I have felt the power of earthquakes in California that result from the movement of tectonic plates. In the midst of the violent shaking, library bookshelves and giant tomes toppled around me. I felt helpless and dove under my puny desk. Floor to ceiling heavy magazine shelves teetered and loomed in front of my desk . “Oh, God!” It was my first experience of a 5.5 quake. I believe it was a miracle that the monstrous, freestanding shelf didn’t crash onto my desk. The entire room of bookshelves tumbled, scattering books and paperwork heaps on the floor.

God’s power is unlike any other. He has the power to heal, the power to love the unlovable, the power to forgive and save people from their sin, and bring them into his kingdom.Niagara FallsGeyser stalagtite

 Matthew 25:31-32a

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him…

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish, but may have eternal life.

 Nothing in this earth lasts forever. Flowers bloom, fade, wilt, and die. People are born and often die too soon. Beautiful, loved ones, talented ones we think should live much longer are gone from our sight. Where is the glory forever? Here on earth it is short lived. In heaven is the forever we long for with our Lord and Savior. We cling to that hope.


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