My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad

As a kid you always thought your dad was strong enough to do anything. You placed a lot of trust in him that’d he’d be able to shoulder the load, or protect you from danger. Relatively speaking, we dads are much stronger than our kids for a season. But in my case, it seemed that even late in life my dad was a brute when called on to pry something loose or finish off a tree limb with a hand saw. Still, even he had his limits.

Now when our Heavenly Father works the strength of his might, things get done. Nothing is too heavy a lift for him. See what I mean below.

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:18-21

Paul recruits four words to portray God’s surpassing greatness—power (dunamis from which we get dynamite), working (enérgeia from which we get energy), strength, and might—all of which can be seen in the raising of Jesus from the dead.

Now if the resurrection is a fairy tale to you, you might want to consider God’s power on display in hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires, blizzards, and earthquakes for starters, to know that the Almighty packs a punch that can’t be blocked.

And we haven’t seen nothing yet!

There’s one more thought here that I don’t want to overlook. A strong man may possess a knockout punch, but his power and energy is dissipated once he strikes his opponent. God’s power is sustained, similar to the description of winds in a hurricane. He is unrelenting, which keeps us saved! In other words, there’s nothing we can do to peel his grip from our souls. (John 10:29)

Thanks be to him!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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