The word of His power. This is a phrase that we don’t hear in our modern speech, but it is wording that is found in Scripture, specifically in the opening of the book of Hebrews:
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,”
This same creative power was not only extended to Jesus’ work of creation, it also was on display when He was living among us. The same word “power”, or the Greek word δύναμις which is transliterated as dynamis, was used when people who met Jesus discussed His miraculous works:
“and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?”
“And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!””
And it is the same word that Jesus used when He said this to His disciples, as recorded in the first chapter of Acts:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.””
This same power is available to us when we are doing that which God has told us to do, specifically when we are witnessing of His great love for us as shown through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Praise our God and Father for the work of His Son in creation and in sustaining our universe through the power of His word. Praise Him also for sending His Son to save us from our sin so that we could have life everlasting with Him. Silence yourself and worship our God.
“”Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!””
Father, I thank You for your Son and for His marvelous works in creation. I thank You, Lord Jesus, for your wondrous love as evidenced by your sacrificial death on the cross, and I thank You, Holy Spirit, for your work in quickening our hearts so that we can believe and have saving faith in our Lord. I pray that I would silence my fears and concerns so that I can be still before You, as I glorify You, my God and my Redeemer.