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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

GREAT POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY

In case you can't tell from this "selfie", this grand is a mess!  He keeps me laughing.  Often I have to turn my face so he won't see, because at times he is a little naughty.  He DEFINITELY enjoys the spotlight!

He and the big brothers attended day camp last week.  At the end of the week, his mother asked him, "What was the Bible Verse for the week?"  Without hesitation, he quoted directly from "Spiderman".



I will give him credit for quoting a Super Hero, but NOT the right one. (Originally this is a quote from Voltaire, the famous French philosopher) What is amazing is he said it so convincingly, that you might think he was quoting The Word.  When we don't know the answer to a question, giving an answer quickly and with authority can often convince those listening we know what we are talking about.

As I thought this over, after my initial fit of giggles, I began to recognize the truth in it.  We are told in The Word~


11 God will strengthen you with his own great power 
so that you will not give up when troubles come, 
but you will be patient
Colossians 1:11

SO, the little man is correct, God strengthens us with HIS own great power.  The power does not come from us, but instead God is the source of all power.  We are weak and mortal without His great power.


Searching for our responsibilities as Believers can lead to a long list.  Paul once again puts its all in a nutshell in the same letter to the Colossians~

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
 as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 
24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance
 from the Lord as a reward.
 It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24

So perhaps the little man is on to something.  He might have instinctively known these words from one of his favorite super heroes could well apply to our lives as Believers.  With the great power which we are gifted from God, Himself, indeed we have a great responsibility.

4 comments:

  1. I just love that boy...after my own heart, smiles...he has such a great disposition, Lulu. smiles

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    1. I have lots of stories! Yes, he is a mess!!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. Out of the mouths of babes . . . Yes, this rascal just might be on to something here, Lulu!
    Blessings!

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    1. The more I thought about it, I realized how right he was, Martha!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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