Authored by Lou Geense

Read: Philippians 2:5-11  
vs. 5-6 – In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.
John Dalberg-Acton, an  English Catholic historian, in the mid 1800s wrote these words: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. If you followed politics in the US in the last year or so you could clearly see the grab for power on display. Power can be dangerous. History has shown that those who love power and seek after it can do tremendous harm in the world. Power and its pursuit have corrupted many leaders in all spheres of life, causing them to seek selfish gain at the expense of others.
The All Mighty God holds we serve has the ultimate power to do anything in this world and beyond. God could bring absolute destruction on a rebellious world. But the Lord Almighty is also the God of compassion and love. He chose instead to offer redemption and reconciliation to the world. Jesus, the Son of God, in the ultimate act of servanthood, chose to humble himself and take on mortal, human flesh.
Jesus came into this world, and he could have quickly claimed kingship overall. But instead, he chose the posture and status of a servant, submitting to the suffering of persecution and death on a cross so that people could live once again in the full love of God. Rather than seeking favour with rulers and power-brokers, Jesus sought out people who were poor, disadvantaged, outcast, and otherwise forgotten. By his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus Christ defined ultimate power and modelled for us the loving posture of humility and service that true power displays.
He is the All Powerful and Loving Saviour of the world. Is he your Saviour? With a humble heart and humble spirit, you can bow your knee to Him, know his forgiveness and his overwhelming love.
You are all powerful and mighty and your mercy is great. Thank you, Lord, for your love, forgiveness and grace. Amen.

True Power

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