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Stronger than a Crocodile

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The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safeProverbs 18:10

The headline of an article in our daily newspaper read, “Aunt punches, kicks crocodile to save nephew.”
It certainly caught my attention and I read on, knowing that the jaws of a crocodile are very strong. The article told of how an Australian family was having a picnic near a creek. A nephew had shot some wild geese. As he was loading them into his small tin boat, a crocodile lunged at him, gripped his leg with its jaws, and pulled him into the water.

The aunt and uncle raced to his rescue and punched and kicked the crocodile. That was indeed very noble and selfless, but many of us would probably have done the same thing. However, the blows alone wouldn’t have been enough to loosen the reptile’s grip. Crocodiles have a jaw strength of several thousand pounds of force per square inch.

Then I read the clinching sentence. The aunt said, “I hit his nose with my fist and I yelled out, ‘Help! In the name of Jesus!’ and the crocodile let him go.

There is power in the name of Jesus!

When was the last time you cried for help using the name of Jesus? I need to be reminded of the power of the name of Jesus. How about you?

Father, thanks for reminding us again that Your name is powerful. Help us to remember that when we are being attacked by the enemy. Amen.

by Katherine Kehler
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“Thine is the Power”

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I pray that the eyes of your heart may be opened in order that you may know … His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every title that can be given…” Ephesians 1:18-23

It’s easy to lose sight of the power that is our God’s as we watch the evening news and manage day to day life. Yet “Thine is the power”, holds as true today as it did when Jesus’ took that step out of the grave! His power over the rulers and authorities in the spiritual realm is real. We can participate in that power because of the presence of His Spirit in our lives as believers.

“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” Acts 1:6-8

The despair that draws the life out of us is in direct contrast to the mighty power of God which can pour life into us. Our spiritual eyes need to be open so we can see God’s mighty power at work around us. His power works to bring life where it seems to be ebbing away. Resurrection power is the heritage of the believer!

God’s transforming power flows into us when we open our lives to Him. He reorders our lives by His power and for His glory. When we feel powerless in situations that seem impossible, we can ask God to break through the darkness with His power to intervene and move what is required…because the power belongs to Him!

Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you that all power in Heaven and in Earth belongs to You. We often feel powerless as we look around our world. Increase our faith to ask for You to intervene with Your power to transform situations and lives, so that Your glory and Your love is broadcast to those around us. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

by Gail Rodgers
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