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Friday, November 17, 2017

A Force More Powerful than Nature

God created nature. He created the earth and all that is in it. He created the atmosphere, He created the wind and the waves. When God created the earth, He did it by speaking it into being. When God spoke, the oceans came into existence. When God spoke, the mountains appeared and the earth was filled with all kinds of plant and animal life (Genesis 1:1-2:3). Creation was the result of God speaking, the result of His Word. Scripture tells us that Jesus is the Word of God and that it is through God's Word that all of the nature around us came into being (John 1:3).

Nature is a powerful force, as evidenced by the power of the elements, the power of wind, water, and fire. But nature was created by a power far greater than the force of nature. The power that created nature is the power of the One who has conquered sin and death. It is the power of the One who has provided the way for us to have eternal life with our heavenly Father. It is the power of the One who has the ability to tear down strongholds in our lives. It is the power of Jesus Christ, the Word of God who became flesh and walked among us (John 1:14).

Jesus showed His power over nature through some of the miracles that He performed. At the wedding feast in Cana, through Jesus, the nature of water changed and it became fine wine (John 2:1-10). When a storm hit while He and His disciples were out in a boat, Jesus simply spoke and the wind, the rain, and the waves ceased and became peaceful (Luke 8:22-25). And, it was through Jesus that five small loaves of bread and two fishes became a meal for thousands of people, with food left over (Luke 9:10-17).

By accepting Jesus as our Savior, by repenting of our sins and giving our hearts to Him, we can experience the power that turned water into wine, the power that calmed the storm, the power that turned a few loaves and a couple of fish into a meal for a multitude. We can experience that power in our lives as our sins are washed away, our strongholds come down, and our storms are quieted.


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